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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore answers to common questions about our bulk cashew offerings for your convenience.

Does your processing rely on mechanization?

Certainly, at Cashew Coast, our processing facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment for cashew shelling & processing, overseen by skilled local management. We’ve streamlined our operations to minimize manual labour, focusing mainly on tasks like residual peeling that cannot be fully automated.

Can you assure food safety?

Absolutely, we prioritize food safety at Cashew Coast. Our operations are backed by BRC certification and FDA registration. It’s worth noting that since our establishment, we have maintained an impeccable record food safety record, underscoring our commitment to delivering safe, high-quality products.

What is the average duration for your shipments to reach their destination?

At Cashew Coast, we take pride in our efficient logistics network. We leverage Côte d’Ivoire’s two highly functional deep-water ports in Abidjan and San Pedro. This strategic advantage significantly reduces transit times compared to other routes, with shipments taking approximately 3 weeks to Europe's main ports, and 8 weeks to the US East Coast instead of the standard 12 weeks. Lower and more stable freight costs from Abidjan to the the EU & US, when compared to Asian routes, help mitigate delays. Additionally, our access to readily available containers and an experienced forwarding team ensures that we can effectively manage and minimize any potential delays in the shipping process. Your cargo’s timely delivery is our top priority.

How much cashew kernels do you export annually?

We export over 130 containers of cashew kernels annually, with approximately 75% being whole grades.

How does your contracting process work?

Our contracting process is conducted in English, and all our key management personnel are fluent in English, ensuring clear communication. Since 2019, Cashew Coast has an impeccable track record of never defaulting on a contract. Additionally, we can also facilitate contracts in French if preferred.

Is your pricing competitive?

Absolutely. We offer top-notch cashew kernels at competitive market rates. More significantly, we provide an opportunity for buyers to diversify their supply sources, especially during a period when key players in the Asian market are streamlining their business models for enhanced value addition.

Who are your clients?

Our clients include major supermarkets, renowned nut brands, roaster-packers, a prominent pesto manufacturer, and specialized organic distributors. We can provide references upon request.

What sustainability initiatives do you have in place?

Sustainability is ingrained in every facet of our operations, from our eco-conscious practices to our dedication to our people. Our commitment to sustainability shines through in our integrated farmer supply chain and our strict adherence to certified environmental and social standards, as recognized by SMETA. By sourcing directly from Côte d’Ivoire, our clients can confidently fulfill their environmental and consumer commitments while supporting Africa’s promising future and industrialization.

Is Côte d’Ivoire nice to visit?

You’ll be pleased to know that Côte d’Ivoire boasts a vibrant capital, Abidjan, which frequently hosts international fashion and gourmet events. It’s a politically stable jurisdiction compared to some of its neighbours like Burkina Faso or Mali. Notably, Ivory Coast stands as the world’s largest cocoa exporter, maintains strong diplomatic ties with the US and France, boasts one of the fastest-growing GDPs in Africa, and is home to a burgeoning middle class with considerable purchasing power. Plus, Cashew Coast proudly partners with both USAID and USDA, further emphasizing our commitment to excellence in this thriving region.

Have more questions?

If you have more questions about our delicious cashews, don't hesitate to reach out to us.