Nestlé has opened a $340 million processing plant for Nescafé in Veracruz, making Mexico its main global coffee producer.
The plant was recently opened in a ceremony with Mexican president Andrés Manual López Obrador in attendance. "With the inauguration of this plant, Nestlé is supporting close to 100,000 coffee producers in Mexico,” López Obrador commented.
The plant is being touted for its environmental bona fides, which include: wastewater treatment with 100% water recirculation and no discharges; zero waste to landfills; and 100% “green” electricity, with a boiler that will burn biomass processing waste for additional energy. In addition, the approximately 80,000 Mexican coffee growers in Nescafé’s supply chain will have access to advice on sustainable farming from Nestlé experts.
"The coffee factory is one of the most technologically advanced in the world and our company's most modern and sustainable coffee plant," said Fausto Costa, executive president of Nestlé Mexico. "At Nestlé, sustainability is a fundamental pillar of our purpose, and we are committed to taking actions that have a positive impact on our planet."