Asia

Our coffee footprint in Asia spans all the major producing countries, from India’s entire coffee belt to Papua New Guinea. In Indonesia and Vietnam, we process fresh cherries at our wet mills to produce high-quality washed and semi-washed arabica beans. Premium quality arabicas are also carefully selected and hand-picked from certified estates in Laos and specialty operations in Medan and Bandung, Indonesia.

Asian man handing coffee beans to another man

Laos

The climate and landscape in Laos provide the right growing conditions to produce some of the finest estate-specific certified specialty coffee in the world. Sitting at an altitude of 1,250 meters, the four estates set across the Bolavens Plateau in South Laos were established to supply niche coffee markets worldwide. In the surrounding communities, we work hand-in-hand with 2,500 coffee farmers through AtSource to improve production.

Man kneeling Infront of a coffee plant

Vietnam

Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee producer, with robusta as the traditional bean, although the growth of the specialty coffee industry has sparked farmers’ interest in growing higher quality and venturing into arabica cultivation. 

Vietnamese men harvesting coffee beans together

India

Grown in one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world, Indian coffee is uniquely cultivated under a two-tier canopy of evergreen leguminous trees, entirely handpicked and completely sun dried. We source from 125 certified estates and process beans in country at our three mills.

Hands holding red coffee beans

Indonesia

From the popular brew Kopi Tubruk, to the specific aromatic taste of Kopi Sereh, Indonesia’s coffee is well known for its strong and exotic cup profiles. We are the largest exporter of green coffee in Indonesia with an unrivalled presence across its islands.

Ground coffee in Indonesia

Papua New Guinea

Around 30% of the population of Papua New Guinea is involved in coffee, which is mostly grown by smallholders in garden plots alongside bananas, papaya, legumes and other crops. The island’s stunningly fertile soil produces beans that have a crisp citrus acidity and are rich with flavors of chocolate and tropical fruits. Sourcing from the Highlands and Morobe, our coffee operations engage smallholder farmers and industry participants through 4C and UTZ certification. 

Close up shot red coffee beans in Vietnam

East Timor

East Timor can claim its fame as the origin of the Hibride-de-Timor, a natural hybrid cross between arabica and robusta varieties. Coffee producers in this region are typically smallholder farmers and concentrated in areas like Ererea, Manufahi and Liquica. Our team on the ground covers all areas of coffee operations from sourcing and processing to exporting. 

Close up shot of a man holding a single timor coffee bean

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Blog May 24, 2022

Collaborating with Save the Children to tackle Child Labor

Child labor in cocoa has no one cause. There are often complex and deep-rooted cultural, social, and economic challenges at play. 

 

Farmers cannot always afford to pay for farm labor, so their children help on the farm at weekends or after school. Some parents have no school nearby to send their children to or they cannot provide the documents needed to enroll them, such as birth certificates. Sometimes labor laws are misunderstood or poorly enforced. The complexity of the problem means one intervention will never be enough – it requires a range of long-term actions at the individual, community, and national levels.

 

Tackling child labor therefore requires collaboration across stakeholder groups – including customers, partners and NGOs. That is why in 2020 we invited Save The Children and its Centre for Child Rights and Business to assess how effectively we combat child labor across four of our key cocoa-growing countries (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria) and to identify areas where we could be doing more.

 

Save The Children found our programs have real reach and impact. Such as in Cameroon where we trained 6,000 smallholder farmers in child labor sensitization, or in Ghana where we set up protection committees covering 210 communities. It found that our strength lies in our holistic approach, which considers a range of root causes, the link we have made between traceability and child labor monitoring, and the roll-out of our digital Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation (CLMRS) app.

 

As a result of the study, we intend to build on our existing child labor training programs and measure their impact through before and after assessments. We plan to more strongly link community protection programs with our supply chain operations and create more robust outcome indicators to ensure we are making a real difference.

 

Ines Kaempfer, CEO of the Centre for Child Rights and Business, Save the Children said:

“We really welcome ofi’s readiness to allow an independent third party to review their existing child labor prevention and remediation programs in order to define their strategy going forward. The transparency demonstrated by ofi in this process is remarkable and proves to what level ofi is committed to finding the best possible strategies to protect children in their supply chains. We are looking forward to continuously supporting ofi in this endeavor."

 

Find out more about how we’re making the future of cocoa more sustainable.

News Nov 29, 2021

Nespresso recognizes ofi’s coffee teams in Peru and Colombia as strategic partners

ofi’s coffee businesses in Peru and Colombia have been awarded the title of “Strategic Partner” by Nespresso for their contribution to its successful AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program.

 

Nespresso’s AAA coffee sourcing program is designed to ensure the continued supply of high-quality coffee while also improving the livelihoods of farmers and protecting the environment. Its name was inspired by the respected AA standard, a hallmark of coffee quality around the world, with each A standing for one of the program’s three aims: quality, sustainability and productivity.

 

ofi’s field teams support these aims by providing farmers with year-round support and training to produce reliable, sustainable, and traceable coffee.

 

“Today’s consumers want more than just exceptional quality and flavor; they want to know the coffee they buy carries a positive story for the people and environment it came from. Together with Nespresso, we’ve supported over 2,850 coffee farmers across Peru and Colombia so far to meet this demand for coffee that delights on both the sensory and sustainability front. It’s through partnerships like this that we can create real change at scale for people and planet.” Prashant Jalan, Country head Peru for ofi’s coffee platform.

 

The program also contributes to ofi’s 2025 sustainability commitments under Coffee LENS. Launched a year ago, the roadmap sets out targets for improving livelihoods, communities and landscapes by 2025 across ofi’s global coffee supply chain.

Press Release May 20, 2022

ofi’s nuts team recognized for industry excellence and innovation at INC Congress

ofi’s nuts team was awarded the Corporate Golden Nut Award, by the International Nut and Dried Fruit

Council (INC) Congress. The Golden Nut Award is the top international recognition of excellence in the nuts industry. The team also received the Innovation Award for Cashew Nut Oil Dipping Sauces & Dressings, which use minimally processed cashew oil to address consumer interest in the plant-based market.

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