Nestlé to invest $16 million on coffee in China
Switzerland-based Nestlé will build a coffee warehouse and tasting facility in China's Yunnan province that will also include a training facility aimed at teaching 5,000 local farmers to grow coffee beans. The new venture is designed to help the company secure new supplies of quality coffee beans as demand grows both locally and globally. The Wall Street Journal
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Local sourcing helps chains forge community ties
Fast-casual chains including Chipotle and Mad Greens source locally whenever possible, and in many cases, they forge connections with farmers and producers to seek out new and developing sources of local ingredients. At Sweetgreen, the roster of local ingredients and the farmers who grew them changes every month, raising awareness among patrons at the eatery's 16 units, even if they don't order from the list, said co-founder Nic Jammet. QSR Magazine
Homemade pasta is a labor of love
Eateries like New York City's Lincoln Ristorante are looking to set themselves apart by making and serving fresh pasta, which takes longer to make but only seconds to cook and offers a different texture than the dried version. The growing trend is a boon to Emilio Mitidieri, who has spent the past three decades perfecting, making and selling pasta-making machines for Italian restaurants as well as pasta factories. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)
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