05/10/2019 Company Fair Trade

Fair trade 2.0

For over 40 years we have been involved in fair trade. However, we announced recently that we are no longer labelling our products ‘fair’.

This is because ‘fair’ suggests satisfactory conditions, whereas the actual situation is often different. With our trade, we want to have more of an impact in the countries of origin. Hence, we will drive forward our commitment to social and ecological sustainability in a more focussed way.

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How is cashew flour actually made?

We have had cashew flour in our product range for several years. It was introduced by Linda Dörig, the former managing director of gebana Burkina Faso. Her goal was to generate more value by selling this product. We wanted to find out more.

During her visit, Linda took the opportunity to speak with Talato Adèle ZABA, the head of Cashew Grading.

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02/14/2019 Recipes & more Oranges

Recipe: Orange tahini cookies

Carolin from CaroKocht created a great cookies recipe with our delicious oranges from Greece, dates from Tunisia and chocolate from Togo! Using dates only as a sweetener, these cookies will have intense orange and tahini notes. Thanks to the oats they’re a great way to start you day, especially when you only have time to grab a quick bite. In the afternoon they go well with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy!

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01/17/2019 Recipes & more Nuts

Recipe: Cashew Cookies

Back in the autumn, a number of gebana customers received a sample of ground cashew nuts to try out. Dorothe P. used them to bake tasty cookies.



  1. Roast the ground cashew nuts in a pan and then leave to cool. Dice the marzipan very finely.
  2. Mix together the marzipan, butter, sugar and cream. Add the flour (1) and stir until the dough is crumbly.
  3. Mix the flour (2) with the roasted, ground cashew nuts. Add salt.
  4. Mix together both mixtures and knead.
  5. Shape into approx. 3 cm thick rolls, firmly pressing everything together. Wrap the rolls in film and place in the fridge overnight.
  6. Halve the cashew nuts lengthways.
  7. Cut the rolls into approx. 0.5 cm thick discs. Brush over with egg yolk. Stick half a cashew nut onto each disc. Sprinkle with a little cane sugar.
  8. Bake at a medium temperature for around 10-15 minutes until the cookies are golden brown in colour.
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12/13/2018 Fair Trade

Dropping the ‘fair’

On the 20th anniversary of gebana as a trading company we decided to stop using the word ‘fair’ in future. Read about what led to this decision and precisely why we want to work even harder for fair trade as a result.

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Client’s visit full of adventures!

Gerold Suter from the Swiss chocolate company Max Felchlin visited Togo in November. It was his first visit after about 3 years – and an intense week full of surprises...

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