Founded in 1911 as a cocoa pressing plant on the banks of the Zaan River in the Netherlands, deZaan has spent more than a century setting the standards for cocoa ingredient excellence.

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Precision

We bring precision and passion to every part of the cocoa process - we select only the finest cocoa beans, harness proprietary processing techniques and utilise our long-held knowledge to offer a complete set of cocoa ingredients to our customers.

Factory in Wormer, Amsterdam.
Factory in Wormer, Amsterdam.
deZaan Innovation Center, Amsterdam.
deZaan Innovation Center, Amsterdam.

At the heart of our approach is a desire to share the vast potential of cocoa with the world. Our cocoa powders are renowned for their variety and quality, with colors that range from red to brown and black, across low and high-fat contents and natural and dutched variations. Together, our cocoa powders represent the full range of flavors, colors and textures that cocoa has to offer.

Ingredients

With all of our cocoa powders, cocoa butters and cocoa liquors, we always seek to find new ways to meet our customers’ needs, while never compromising on the high-quality and consistency for which we are known. Today, we are proud to be the partner of choice for chocolate confectionery manufacturers and kitchen professionals everywhere.

Overview of deZaan Factory in Koog, Amsterdam.
Overview of deZaan Factory in Koog, Amsterdam.
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Sustainability

Setting the standard for cocoa excellence starts with the cocoa beans we source. We make sure that as well as being of the highest quality and flavor, our cocoa is sourced responsibly in a way that is good for smallholder farmers, their families and communities, and the environment.

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