Why modest? Because our 17 exporters in just as many countries do so much more:
Local buying of coffee as cherry, parchment or “oro” with or without financing
Local transport and logistics from farm via mill to port
Milling, blending and preparation of export-grades
Price-hedging and safeguarding against other risks
International sales and shipping
Import: The other side of the coin
Based in consuming countries in Europe, Asia and North America our importers attend the world’s commercial roaster clientele. They are the industry’s one-stop-shop for purchases, pricing-suggestions and structure, blends, logistics, current availabilities and projections, customs formalities and much more.
Specialties: Quality one bag at a time
Why the distinction from “Import”? Well, simply because these are two different markets with two different buyers: This sector’s clientele is made up largely of small yet very dedicated companies, mostly owner-managed and looking for top-quality-coffees only. And, while these clients are mostly buying significantly smaller volumes, there are many more of them than there are large-scale roasters.
Farming: From seed to bean
On our own three farms in Brazil, Mexico and Uganda we’re cultivating coffee using the latest agricultural know-how and sustainability technics. And to neighboring farms and other interested parties in more than ten countries we offer a wide range of farm-management services: This ranges from frequent visits of our experts to advise on best-practices via full-fledged supply with fertilizers and other inputs all the way to a complete management of production and harvesting. So, Farming – as the other sectors of our activities – is a strategic field and business line in itself.
Services: added value rounding the package
A highly sophisticated silo-storage, blending and steaming facility, globally renown coffee research and intelligence, hardware-consultants for mill-operations, global insurance and logistics coordination: those are the pillars of our rounded portfolio of activities! And all – naturally – coordinated, supported and coached by Neumann Gruppe GmbH, the group’s Hamburg based Holding company.