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 top 5 green coffee merchandizers worldwide

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.

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 Singapore

Our Coffee Platform in Singapore handles both Arabica and Robusta varieties, originating, processing and trading green coffee beans within Asia and for export around the world.

Our assets include a Robusta coffee mill and warehouse in Indonesia, three Robusta buying station/processing/warehouses in Vietnam, an Arabica wet & dry mill and warehouse in Vietnam, and a coffee mill and warehouse in India.

We are committed to producing sustainable coffee. To this end, we are working with over 10,000 farmers in the Region, mainly in Indonesia and Vietnam, to impart knowledge and skills in areas such as sustainable agricultural practices, agroforestry and gender training.

Committed to Sustainability

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

Global Code of Conduct for Coffee Suppliers

Global Code of Conduct for Coffee Suppliers

This Code of Conduct sets out to serve as a common base for our coffee suppliers and is intended to provide them with an understanding of our expectations for responsible practices.

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