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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

Our Coffee Value Chain

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.

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & 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.

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

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

Our Strengths in Colombia

LDC is a leading exporter of Colombian coffee, sharing the country’s premium quality product with the world since 2007.

In 2010, we purchased our first asset in Colombia – the San Antonio Milling Plant. Today, the plant is considered a local industry landmark for its productive capacity and facilities.

In 2013, LDC Colombia broadened its purchasing spectrum and consolidated various buying stations throughout Colombia, facilitating direct access for all suppliers in rural areas.

We also operate two high-altitude warehouses, in Cundinamarca and Paramo de Letras. Located at 2,600m and 3,200m respectively, they provide optimal storage conditions.

Over the years, we have developed strong commercial bonds with several supply chain companies in Colombia. This gives us the sourcing and processing capabilities needed to deliver to our clients efficiently.

Committed to Sustainability

We encourage the adoption of best agricultural, social and economic practices in coffee production by our partners, and are constantly evaluating the social and environmental impact of our activities.

We also participate in various responsible origination initiatives, focusing on quality and on product traceability. We have implemented our Conduct Manual for Raw Material Suppliers, in addition to working with 4C, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, and C.A.F.E. Practices checks and certifications.