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We are the German Coffee Association

From coffee traders and brokers to coffee roasters and producers of instant coffee, decaffeinators, coffee machine and roasting machine manufacturers to logistics companies, laboratories and sustainability organisations - at the German Coffee Association we all sit round the same table, to support the interests of our members and of coffee.

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International Virtual Congress on Coffee Capsules

International Virtual Congress on Coffee Capsules and Trade Exhibition, 16-17 November 2020

  • Around 190 coffee experts from 100 companies and 20 countries attended the event.
  • 12 top level speakers informed about latest facts and figures on coffee
  • 11 exhibitors presented new capsule services, devices and products.



Anniversary Celebration

50 Years German Coffee Association

On 5th July 2019 the German Coffee Association celebrated “half a century for coffee” with a big ceremony in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

  • Performances by the orchestra “Symphoniker Hamburg“ and speeches in the “Große Saal” of the Elbphilharmonie (1800 guests from all over the world)
  • Harbour round trip and Jubilee Dinner in the Fischauktionshalle (1000 guests from all over the world)


Surprising coffee facts

The consumption of coffee per capita in Germany in 2020
German exports of green coffee (not decaffeinated) in 2020
The increase in „whole bean” sales in 2020
The increase in „soluble coffee” sales in 2020
The increase in sales in mixes and in “Xin1” (single serving packages containing instant coffee, milk and/or sugar) 2020
The increase in „coffee pad” sales in 2020
The increase in „coffee capsule” sales in 2020
Every fifth cup of coffee is consumed out of home.
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Together we are strong

The whole coffee industry comes together in the German Coffee Association. In addition to making important contacts, members benefit from numerous free services provided by the German Coffee Association and are given a voice in our collective interests regarding coffee.

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Let’s meet up! Regularly.

Meet important industry representatives at the high-profile German Coffee Association events, establish valuable contacts and learn from our speakers about the latest scientific findings, market data and trends about coffee.

In addition to holding congresses and conferences, the German Coffee Association hosts information sessions specifically for its member companies on current issues and offers seminars both for the ongoing education of apprentices and for those new to the coffee business.

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