ED&F Man Coffee - worker standing among coffee sacks


From farmer to barista

We’re one of the world’s largest traders for arabica and robusta coffees.

From single-origin micro-lots to mainstream commercial grades and customised blends, we have the expertise and assets to get coffee to you efficiently and reliably.

  • We source directly from origin and have in-country operations in all main producing countries.
  • Our wet and dry mills sort and prepare the coffee to meet your requirements.
  • We store coffee under ideal conditions in our warehouses and hold stocks so crop cycles won’t affect supply to you.
  • Our worldwide inventory process lets us switch quickly between supply sources. That way we will always deliver the product you need, when you need it.

Our strength in origins and commitment to sustainable supply mean you’ll always get what you asked for – that’s our promise to you. 

ED&F Man coffee plantation workers

The best sustainable coffee

Coffee is the world’s most popular drink after water; worldwide we drink over 700 billion cups of coffee each year and ED&F Man provides the beans for one in every fourteen cups brewed – or over 50 billion cups each year.

We work with farmers around the world to source these beans. Our growers range from individual farmers selling a few kilos of coffee cherries in Papua New Guinea to large plantations in Brazil that deal in hundreds of tonnes of export-ready product.

Many of these producers have been working with us for generations and, as their long-term trading partner, we’ve invested in communities across our origin countries. 

Brazil Guatemala Papua New Guinea
China Honduras Peru
Colombia India Tanzania
Costa Rica Indonesia Uganda
Ethiopia Kenya Vietnam
Coffee workers picking coffee cherries

The Volcafe Way

Hundreds of agronomists from our coffee division, Volcafe, work directly with coffee farmers to train them in sustainable production techniques and good agronomy practices, and to make the best use of their land for future generations.

One of our flagship training methods is using model farms, which provide local learning hubs where surrounding communities can exchange best practices so that they all learn and benefit – whether they work with us or not. 

We call this ‘The Volcafe Way’.

The Volcafe Way - training farmers on sustainable coffee production

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Trishul Mandana
Managing director – coffee

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