Green coffee 

Sourcing from a large network of farmers across 18 countries in AfricaAsia and Central and South America, the stories behind our coffee are not just about aroma, taste and quality, we make sure they talk about the importance of traceability, profitable farmers and biodiverse eco-systems. With our year-round presence in origin, our buying teams have years of experience in selecting the best coffees, and through our processing infrastructure we can customize all our finished coffees to the quality and consistency requirements of our customers. 

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Specialty coffee

It is said that many hands bring coffee from harvest to roaster, and this is true. But we think of the many faces that help us supply roasters with exceptional coffee from over 30 origins because our business is built as much on relationships as it is on the experience we bring to those relationships, experience from every aspect of the coffee industry. 

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Our coffee footprint: global reach, local depth

We connect roasters to a vast selection of the best green coffees available, from long-established origins like Uganda and Guatemala, to emerging specialty regions like Laos and Mexico. Our presence in 18 producing countries allows us to offer high quality at high volumes, unique micro-lots and everything in between. 

Africa

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Africa

African coffee is brewed and celebrated worldwide for its rich and unique flavors. Our extensive sourcing network reaches smallholder farmers in Congo, Ivory Coast and Uganda, as well as estates in Tanzania and Zambia. Managed by our teams of expert agronomists and sustainability professionals, these farms supply specialty customers internationally with sustainably grown, traceable coffees.

 

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Asia

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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.

 

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America

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Central and South America

The high mountains and humid rainforests of Central and South America provide the perfect climate for growing coffee. We source our beans from across the continent, from southern Mexico, through the central regions to Colombia, Peru and the high plateaus of Brazil.

 

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Business should be conducted for the benefit of everyone involved, from farmer to roaster. Quality not only drives growth, but positive economic change for coffee growers and their communities. Connecting great coffee roasters with great coffee producers is an investment in the future of coffee. Environmental sustainability and economic sustainability go hand in hand.  

 

On our website you’ll find specialty green coffee from over 30 origins, with live pricing, which you can explore by region, country, processing method, and certifications. You can even sort by tasting notes. Come visit us today!

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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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