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    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

    Top 5

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

    85%

    We are present in 11 coffee-producing countries around the world, covering 85% of global coffee production
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    A team of 37 sustainability experts helps us source coffee responsibly

    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

    Committed to Sustainable Coffee

    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

    Our Strengths

    LDC is active in all major coffee producing areas, with offices in Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kenya and Uganda, and with representation in Ethiopia.

    Serving our customers from trading centers in Geneva (Switzerland), São Paulo (Brazil), Wilton (US) and Singapore, we operate a fully integrated global supply chain, managing coffee flows from source to destination, relying on our solid presence in origination markets, and on our network of processing, warehousing and logistic facilities.

    Downstream Diversification

    As part of LDC’s strategy for growth, we are moving further downstream in our value chains, closer to consumers, and diversifying revenue through value-added products in key growth markets such as China.

    In Coffee, LDC began its first coffee roasting project in 2019, signing an agreement with Luckin Coffee – a leading Chinese retail chain – to build and operate a joint venture coffee roasting plant in Xiamen, in China’s Fujian province. Groundbreaking took place in January 2020, with production expected to start in mid-2021.

    In parallel, we continue to reinforce our coffee origination capabilities and our relationships with the roasting community.

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