Internships

Van der Does Spice Brokers’ internship programs give students from commercial disciplines and international backgrounds the opportunity to get a true feel of what it’s like to work at Van der Does’ and to experience the life of a broker in spices. Working as an intern at Van der Does is more than an opportunity to bolster your resume. As a Van der Does intern, you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned at school and through personal experience to a real client challenge. As a case team member, you’ll gain a 360-degree perspective on life as a broker’ from working on client projects to socializing with colleagues. Internships at Van der Does Spice Brokers are scarce. If you feel you have the right credentials and qualifications do send dus your cover letter.

Grading of nutmeg

For hundreds of years selecting and grading nutmeg in Indonesia was done in the same way. A small change appeared during the eighties when Japanese customers preferred the so-called sinking nutmegs. Since a few years a new method was implemented in the way nutmeg can be graded. The selection of nutmegs is still done by hand, but broken, cracked or halved nutmegs can now be sorted under UV-light as well. This quality is named BLS (Black Light Selected) by us. BLS nutmeg has lower mould residues and significantly reduces the risk on mycotoxines. Together with HPLC testing of the sub lots BLS nutmeg can be guaranteed within the required levels. For more information on Siauw/Ambon Nutmeg BLS, please do not hesitate to contact us.