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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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