Fifteen students of the National School of Administration of the Council of Understanding of Togo, Niger and Upper Volta, visited one of the Nescafe coffee factories in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Friday (13 July) as part of their one month study tour.
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Background: Fifteen students of the National School of Administration of the Council of Understanding of Togo, Niger and Upper Volta, visited one of the Nescafe coffee factories in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Friday (13 July) as part of their one month study tour.
The factory, first in Africa and second in the world to specialise in goods derived from coffee, plays an important role in the Ivory Coast economy. Built in 1960, it produces 2,600,000 tons of coffee products a year and sells coffee in 62 countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
The students were on an education visit, which began July 9 and is to continue for a month. They were scheduled to visit a variety of economic centres and return to their home countries after the festivities marking the 13th anniversary of Ivory coast independence August 7.
SYNOPSIS: The Nescafe coffee plant in Ivory coast hosted a party of fifteen students from Togo, Niger and Upper Volta on Friday. The modern plant, one of the world's largest, produces specialty goods from coffee and sells goods to some sixty-two countries, around the world.
Built in 1960 at a cost of some fifty million Central Africa francs, the factory produces over two and a half million tons of coffee products each year.
The factory plays an important role in the economic life of the Ivory coast. It is one among several plants visited by the students during their visit, planned to continue into August.
The party was welcomed to the plant by Mr. Joseph Zagore, head of production in the factory.
He acted as their guide, explaining the various processes used in manufacturing soluble coffee.
And the students got their own chance to inspect the basic ingredient -- the coffee beans.
The students were sponsored on their visit y the Council of Understanding of Togo, Niger and Upper Volta. They were expected to return home after celebrations of the thirteenth anniversary of Ivory Coast Independence August seventh.