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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 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 Vietnam

Vietnam is the second largest coffee producing country in the world. We originate, process, store and merchandize Arabica and Robusta coffee varieties in the country, for both the local and export markets.

LDC’s processing plants and facilities are located close to strategic points of origin, facilitating easy market accessibility, and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our operations.

We have two Robusta buying stations – in Lam Dong and Dak Lak – and a coffee processing dry mill located in Pleiku, Gia Lai province. Our Lam Dong Arabica Coffee mill is dedicated to the Arabica coffee variety, with a coffee processing wet mill, dry mill and warehouse facility. This is LDC’s only wet mill worldwide, and its coffee is shipped all over the globe, including to specialty markets.

At LDC, we are committed to producing sustainable coffee. To this end, we are working with over 6,000 farmers in Vietnam since 2016 to impart knowledge and skills in areas such as good agricultural practices, agroforestry and gender equality in farming.

Committed to Sustainability

LDC has been a member of the 4C Association and UTZ organization since 2011. In Vietnam, we work closely with more than 6,000 farmers, 30 agents and 110 lead farmers in the highlands region on certification programs.

In addition to the 4C Code of Conduct and UTZ standards, we are also investing in agroforestry and improved agro-chemical management, and harnessing irrigation systems to improve agricultural practices, protect social and environmental values, and increase farming incomes.

LDC also collaborates with NGOs, roasters and other private companies on a variety of sustainability projects in Vietnam, aiming to combat soil degradation, water scarcity, climate change and the negative impacts of hazardous agrochemicals.

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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