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Global Highlights

LDC has been in the coffee business for over 30 years, and merchandizes all major Arabica and Robusta coffee qualities, serving a diverse range of customers across the globe, from specialty roasters to multinational food companies

From Tree to Cup

85%

We are present in 12 coffee-producing countries around the world, covering 85% of global coffee production

37

A team of 37 sustainability experts helps us source coffee responsibly

Top 5

LDC is one of the world’s top 5 merchandizers of green coffee

About Coffee

Each year the world produces approximately 10 million tons of coffee, the two main species of which are Arabica and Robusta.

Milder, more aromatic and with less caffeine, Arabica coffee makes up the bulk of world production. It is grown mainly at higher altitudes in tropical and temperate regions of the Western Hemisphere, Brazil being the world’s largest producer.

Vietnam is the largest producer of Robusta coffee, which is largely grown at lower altitudes in tropical Asia and Africa.

Brazil is the world’s leading producer of coffee overall, followed by Vietnam, Colombia and Indonesia. The EU (as a region) consumes the most coffee, followed by the US, Brazil and Japan.

Our Coffee Value Chain

Each of our business lines is integrating further across the five steps of our value chain, as we respond to the need for a traceable and responsible supply line from farmer to consumer


01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Purchase & Process

02Purchase & Process

We buy directly from farmers, cooperatives and local traders who use responsible sourcing practices that adhere to our Coffee Suppliers Code of Conduct. We then process the beans, focusing on safety and quality control in compliance with our health and safety (SHE) policies.

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

05Customise & Distribute

05Customise & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Purchase & Process

02Purchase & Process

We buy directly from farmers, cooperatives and local traders who use responsible sourcing practices that adhere to our Coffee Suppliers Code of Conduct. We then process the beans, focusing on safety and quality control in compliance with our health and safety (SHE) policies.

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

05Customise & Distribute

05Customise & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

Our Strengths in China

Our Coffee Platform in China originates, stores and exports green Arabica & Robusta coffee beans to roasters around the world.

We have built the capacity to source different qualities of green coffee beans in volume through our strict cupping and quality control and are able to provide different grades to serve the demand of our roaster clients.

To better serve our clients in the vicinity, we have an office in Shanghai where the coffee team can offer our expertise in all aspects of the supply chain from greens to roasted coffee.

We are constantly on the lookout for more partnerships and investment opportunities in our goal to create a more efficient and sustainable Coffee Value Chain. One example is our joint venture with Luckin Coffee in a 30 thousand ton roasting capacity plant that is fully committed to environmental friendly and sustainability measures.

We are contributing to sustainability developments across the coffee industry, not only through certification programs, but also with roaster and country specific projects, and through continuous efforts toward responsible sourcing.

Committed to Sustainability

We contribute to a more sustainable coffee industry through certification programs and through collaborative initiatives with customers and expert organizations such as the Sustainable Trade Initiative that encourage responsible sourcing and support coffee growers directly to adopt more sustainable farming practices