MANE to partner on tea, coffee extracts

25 Jan 2019

MANE has announced a strategic partnership with tea trader Akbar Brothers to provide high end tea and coffee extracts in new "Ethical Extracts" joint venture.

MANE to partner on tea, coffee extracts

MANE has announced a strategic partnership with tea trader Akbar Brothers to provide high end tea and coffee extracts.

The JV entity "Ethical Extracts" will, MANE said, be among the world’s first producers of all natural premium Ceylon tea extracts, while also focusing on speciality coffee. With the supply chain of Akbar teas that dates back to 1900s, the technical and research abilities of MANE of nearly 150 years and a manufacturing facility equipped with modern process technologies for aqueous extraction, MANE claims that Ethical Extracts is uniquely positioned to provide highest quality concentrates and aromas to beverage, food and cosmetic sectors globally. The dedicated MANE Strategic Development Centre in Singapore, in coordination with the other Group Strategic Development Centres, will work in partnership with customers globally to create products for a new world of beverages.

Jean M. Mane, President and CEO of MANE, said: “ This partnership creates a unique positioning in the Beverage segment with an ability to create even single origin/single estate portfolio of tastes and aromas with 100% traceability and sustainability. With access to the world's best teas and most modern extraction technology at source, combined with MANE’s 150 years of expertise in creating world class food and beverage solutions, this partnership shall foster development of new and innovative natural beverage ingredients that could herald an exciting chapter as much for the customers as for both Akbar and MANE. "