For us at Neumann Kaffee Gruppe, it’s all about coffee. Coffee is our passion and the only product around which all our services revolve. With more than 50 companies in 26 countries, our 2,900 employees are active in the sectors Export & Milling, Import, Farming, Agents & Representative Offices, and Services. As different as our employees, services or company locations may be, we all have one thing in common: the best possible design of processes along the coffee supply chain is always the top priority for each of us. This includes the future-oriented design of solutions for all people working along the supply chain, from farm workers to roaster customers.
One Group with various services
We are experts in every step of the coffee supply chain
Export & Milling
Much more than purchase and shipping
Our 17 exporters in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania source the coffee cherries from local farmers or cooperatives with or without financing. They process arabica or robusta coffee in local mills – which are also often run by the local NKG export company – and prepare the green coffee for the export to countries all around the globe. Part of their portfolio is furthermore the organization of local transport and logistics from farm via mill to port. Milling, blending and preparation of export grades as well as price hedging and safeguarding against other risks are their subject, too. And, of course, they also take care of the international sales and shipping of our green coffee.
Your green coffee one-stop shop
With sound experiences, our importers offer all the services customers need. Our companies are based in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America – in almost every important coffee consuming country. They buy and distribute coffee from the entire world to all kinds of customers, from the roasting industry to small specialty coffee roasters. Their services include purchases, price proposals and structure, quality assurance, product development, blends, logistics, current availabilities and forecasts, customs formalities and much more – all from a one-stop shop.
From seed to bean
We offer a wide range of farm management services: these include regular visits from our experts for advice on best practices, full supply of fertilizers and other inputs, and complete management of production and harvesting. In doing so, we benefit from our in-depth experience of our own three farms, producing a wide range of green coffee qualities at over 5,000 hectares of planted area: Finca La Puebla in Mexico, Fazenda da Lagoa in Brazil, and Kaweri Coffee Plantation in Uganda. All farms focus on running their operations in an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable manner.
Taking care of everything
Our service companies along the supply chain add a lot of value to the green coffee core business. Just to name a few services offered by our 12 companies represented on all continents: coffee warehousing and processing, logistics, insurance services, statistics and market research, milling technology support, or sustainable business models.
Agents and Representative Offices
Thanks to their experience with local markets and coffee regions in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania, our six Agents and Representative Offices on site help customers to identify potential coffees of interest, coming directly from the respective origin. They connect local producers and suppliers with international buyers.
Responsibility for tomorrow
We are collaborating pre-competitively with other stakeholders to address global relevant sustainability topics such as climate change, profitability of cultivation for future generations, diversity or transparency. All together we must use all the tools at our disposal to ensure the future of the entire coffee supply chain. Therefore, we are also actively involved in (supra-)national associations and committees.
Our Mission and Vision
We take responsibility for the future of a sustainable coffee industry
Our overriding goal is that in the long-term, everyone involved along the entire value chain can make a good living from their work, and people around the world can enjoy their beloved cup of coffee every day. We take responsibility for a sustainable and conscientious coffee industry – today and in the future.
Since 2017, we have written down our values and beliefs as the basis of our business in our NKG Code of Conduct; this is an integral part of our value-oriented corporate culture. In order to continue to fulfill our responsibility for a growing, sustainable coffee industry in the future, we have, among other things, launched the NKG Responsible Business Program. This program sets the strategic framework for the future with concrete goals that define responsible and sustainable business practices. We work with full commitment in all group companies to constantly improve and develop our actions.
Single product, single mind.
We are dedicated to coffee only. It is our history, our livelihood, and our future. It is and remains our only product around which all our services revolve.
Many individuals, one community.
Coffee is a people’s business. Every single employee contributes to the daily success of our business. Diversity and equal opportunities are natural to us.
Think global, act local.
Our coffee network enables unique opportunities. We benefit from a wide variety of business, regional, and cultural perspectives on the coffee supply chain.
Experienced experts, new impulses.
We know how to keep our business agile. With applying our in-depth expertise in all areas of the green coffee supply chain, we maintain and expand our business.
Striving for loyal, long-term partnerships.
Everyone along the supply chain is our partner. One of our key competences is to establish a connection between roasters and producers to ensure a balance of both sides’ interests.
Today’s responsibility for tomorrow.
The global coffee community must use all the tools at disposal to ensure the future of the entire coffee supply chain. We will support any precompetitive effort to tackle on these challenges together.
We are committed to a growing sustainable coffee industry
Considering social, environmental, and economic needs is an integral part of our business model and contributes to our long-term success. We are therefore committed to our NKG Responsible Business Program, which defines our responsible and sustainable actions.