Where Cocoa Comes to Life

Bensdorp Masters of Cacao Excellence Center

Where Cocoa Comes to Life

Bensdorp’s Renewed Masters of Cacao Excellence Center

Our Louviers site has been refurbished and reimagined into a permanent center of excellence that brings together Bensdorp’s outstanding people, exceptional applications and leading innovations to share with our customers.

An end-to-end holistic experience

Designed to celebrate and showcase Bensdorp’s cocoa expertise and mastery, our Masters of Cacao Excellence Center gives customers a holistic view of our cocoa from bean to final consumer applications. 

Through interactive, hands-on workshops, they can appreciate the complexities of our processes and gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to produce our superior cocoas. Guided by our experts, they learn about raw materials, explore our cocoa products, brainstorm solutions to problems and create brand new cocoa applications.


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Where cocoa comes to life Bensdorp

A place of limitless possibilities

The entrance hall and meeting room is the central focal point of our excellence center where visitors are warmly welcomed. It’s an inviting space set up to foster teamwork and close working relationships between our experts and customers.

Here, they’ll gather to hone in on the focus of their visit. This could be to solve a specific problem, develop a new product, get creative with innovation or simply learn more about our exceptional cocoa.

Entrance of the Bensdorp Excellence center
Main meeting area of the Bensdorp Excellence Center

A place where all cocoa topics can be covered under one roof

Discussion leads to action with learning in the Bean Lab, experiments in the Application Lab, product development in the Pilot Lab, tasting sessions in the Sensory Room or a tour of our factory depending on the aims of the day. The possibilities are limitless with so many world class experts and state-of-the-art tools available under one roof.


Photos of the Bensdorp Masters of Cacao Excellence Center
Photos of the Bensdorp Masters of Cacao Excellence Center
Photos of the Bensdorp Masters of Cacao Excellence Center
Photos of the Bensdorp Masters of Cacao Excellence Center

Setting customers up for success

Photos of the Bensdorp Masters of Cacao Excellence Center

From Bensdorp’s perspective, our key goals for any customer visit are relationship building and to set them up with the knowledge and skills for commercial success using our products.

The doors to our renewed Masters of Cacao Excellence Center are open now and ready to welcome customers from across the globe. We can’t wait to immerse you in our world of cocoa, build strong collegiate relationships and ultimately help you win—together with your final consumers.


“Our Excellence Center is designed to drive proximity and intimacy with customers. We do this by being together, and bringing all the knowledge and resources we have to answer questions from our customers. We then work together to find a solution in one day.”
Richard Fahey, Vice President Cocoa Western Europe

Related Products

  • Natural Dark

    Dark brown colored yet 100% naturally obtained premium cocoa powder. Produced with no chemical intervention and no addition of additives. 100% free from alkali, dairy, lactose and allergen. 100% Vegan. This unique natural cocoa powder delivers a premium dark brown color combined with a delicious mild cocoa flavor with toasted nuts aroma and a hint of dried fruits.

  • Dusting cocoa powder

    Low moisture absorption for a nice matte finish:

    • Keeps its colour, flavour and dry matt powder aspect longer than any traditional cocoa powder available on the market to give a nice, velvety cocoa finishing touch to your creations.

    Clean label:

    • Only one ingredient on consumer packaging: cocoa powder
    • When mixed with sugar, ‘Chocolate powder’ can be declared in the ingredients list.

    Sensory profile:

    • Balanced round cocoa flavor with uniform matte brown velvety visual appearance.


    • Ideal for dusting applications with a high moisture content or products that condensate during storage (e.g. tiramisu, frozen desserts, truffles).

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