Seeds, soil, water, nutrients, sun and a lot of dedication and know-how: This is where it all starts. On three own farms in Brasil, Mexico and Uganda we’re cultivating 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. Are our farms intended to supply NKG companies? Well, hardly: the combined output is about 75.000 bags annually, a fraction of the group’s total volume of 16million bags. So, Farming – as the other sectors – is an independent business line.
Export: a modest description
Why modest? Because our (how many?) companies in (how 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 to 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 to “Import”? Well, simply because those are two different markets with two different buyers: This sector’s clientele is made up largely by small yet very dedicated shops, mostly owner-managed. And, while those clients are mostly significantly slighter, there are many, many more of them than there are large-scale roasters. The basic economic functions of serving-the-customer are the same, but in two completely different manners.