Aqia Industrial Chemistry, chemical solutions company in the areas of Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical, announced joint venture with the Regional Cooperativa Regional de Cafeicultores em Guaxupé (cooperative of coffee growers in Guaxupé, Minas Gerais) for the creation of AQIA Coffee line that features components derived from the oil and pie of arabica green coffee for composition of new products in the cosmetic industry and also of nutrition.
The Regional Cooperative of Coffee Growers in Guaxupé diversifies its business, and bet especially in the beauty market, with a new bias for the Arabica coffee produced in the south and cerrado regions of Minas Gerais and Vale do Rio Pardo (SP).
“We invest between 5 and 7 million reais in research and assembly factory in Guaxupé (MG) to begin the process of green coffee oil extraction for the cosmetic industry. Besides the oil we had a surprise with the pie, i.e., the waste generated during the extraction of raw material. It is also is being used in products with exfoliating action, for instance. We are optimistic about this new business model in which the Cooxupé is the first coffee cooperative in Brazil to make extraction of raw material for new niches of market , “explains Alberto Paulino da Costa, president of Cooxupé.
The AQIA Coffee line contains seven types of components: Green Coffee Oil (viscous liquid), Coffee Oil (liquid), Coffee Butter (semi-solid butter and also solid ), Slim Coffee (uniform powder), Cherry Coffee Oil (viscous liquid) Cherry Coffee MCT (liquid) and Nutri Coffee (micronized powder). This last one originated the product prototype Chococoffee, chocolate that has the cocoa powder replaced by the coffee powder. “With the joint venture we want to continue the quality of the works done by Cooxupé and to value extraction of oil components and pie green coffee, opening doors in markets such as cosmetic and nutritional” says Alaor Pereira Lino, president of AQIA Industrial chemistry.
According to the company, these areas should represent an increase of 20 to 30% in the company’s business by 2020.