4 Activities with High Potential: 'Made in Mauritius' is Popular Overseas

9 years, 8 months ago - January 28, 2013
Coffee, you drink every day, vanilla, we put in its pastries, palm heart, you eat at the restaurant. As for the tea, it relieves us of the small health ailments. But we also know that these products support several local businesses. Close.

COFFEE - Czech Republic until fans wanting more

The reputation of Brûleries de la Fournaise Limited is more to do. For nearly 25 years, the company specializes in the roasting, production and distribution of fresh coffee (beans and ground) which carries the brand "Café la Fournaise."

"We import green coffee from South America including Colombia Arabica, Arabica from Brazil, Mexico Arabica, Arabica the Costa Roca, Mocha Ethiopia and Madagascar Robusta . Once in Mauritius, we roast coffee blends and perform. 90% of our products are Made in Mauritius, "said Sébastien Constant, 'Quality Manager' in the roasting Furnace. The company now offers a dozen varieties of pure coffee, blended and flavored with vanilla, cardamom, among others. Personalized coffee is also available according to the customer's taste. The production of the company is around 60 tonnes per year.

"We also have partnered with Miko, a coffee company abroad. This allows us to produce since last year the coffee capsule. We offer five varieties, "says Sébastien Constant. The company runs 60% of its production in hotels, 30% in supermarkets and shops and only 10% abroad, particularly in France, Rodrigues and mainly the Czech Republic. "We will focus more on exports this year because we note a decline in sales at hotels that have fewer customers," emphasizes our interlocutor.

The Brûleries de la Fournaise have in their sights South Africa and Australia. "We want to export 25% of our production," says Sébastien Constant. Namely, that the company is also an agent and distributor of machines (coffee, expression, capsule) and other equipment of coffee.

HEART OF PALM - Conservators love it

Palm hearts have no secret for Gerard Rohan, director Pejibaye. Since 2003, it provides palm hearts to restaurateurs and hoteliers Mauritians and foreigners.

"We buy with hearts of palm sugar industries companies and growers. Then we cut before peeling, slicing and vacuum packaging, "he says. Three varieties of palm heart are concerned: the white kernel of Mauritius (which is exploitable between 4 ½ and 5 years after planting), the royal palm and coconut heart (both loans after four years).

Pejibaye then exports its palm hearts, known under the brand Palmeo, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Reunion. "Even if no shortage of obstacles with the high cost of freight cost - these products are exported fresh air - or stiff competition from countries in Latin America, the market for heart of palm is a promising , "says Gerard Rohan. And concluded: "The demand is there and we will respond positively. '

Vanilla - The aroma of success

For ten years, the operating Cie Ltée natural vanilla vanilla flows on the local market and abroad. A vanilla (vanilla planifolia variety), which is cultivated on a plot of 15 acres in orchards Labourdonnais. "Our vanilla beans are exported to Europe and other countries through our French partner," says Pierre Raffray, director of the company. The company produces 500 kilos of dry vanilla. 50% of production is exported, while the other half serving the local market as clove, powder or gas. "This is a growing market and export opportunities abound," emphasizes Peter Raffray.

TEA - We exports to Guadeloupe

Secret Grand-Mère. Anooradah Pooran could not find better as company name. His company produces, since 2006, 16 varieties of teas. The first is to relieve hypertension under another calm heartburn and a third soothes conjunctivitis ... Real recipes grandmother. "... To treat common ailments," says the director of the company.

In an era where natural health products are increasingly popular, these teas are popular. And because teas "Secret Grandmother" are exported to China, France, Guadeloupe, Reunion and Rodrigues. "We also export our products this year in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar," said Anooradah Pooran.

If in 2012, 40% of its production were destined for export, the company expects to reduce this percentage to 50% or even 60%. This is far from the only project of the company in 2013. "We want to buy new machines. This will enable us to increase our production, "says Pooran Anooradah. To date, the company has a production of 2000 bags per month. Another project this year the company will offer three new varieties of tea to relieve ailments such as gout, urinary tract infection and stone.

Secret Grand-Mère also known as stevia herb sugar sold in sheet form or powder. "We produce 2000 bags per month. We send stevia in India where it is converted into powder. We then packaging in Mauritius, "said Anooradah Pooran.


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