Louis Dreyfus Company and Luckin Coffee have laid the foundation stone for a coffee roasting plant in Xiamen, China.
The companies said the new facility, which will have an initial annual production capacity of 30,000 tons, “will be equipped with environmentally-friendly technology for coffee roasting, including the roaster’s exhaust air cleaning and smoke elimination.”
The plant is expected to enter into operation by mid-2021. A second phase of construction is expected to see its capacity increase to 40,000 tons a year.
The coffee roasting joint venture project is part of a strategic cooperation between the two companies, which also includes a joint venture to develop a juice business.