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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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)



International Coffee Congress on Sustainability

5 June 2019, Berlin

  • Around 240 participants from 22 countries around the world
  • 21 high class speakers and 3 moderators.
  • One discussion panel and 17 top level presentations
  • 13 exhibitors


Surprising coffee facts

The consumption of coffee per capita in Germany in 2019
German exports of green coffee (not decaffeinated) in 2019
The increase in „whole bean” sales in 2019
The increase in sales in “Xin1” (single serving packages containing instant coffee, milk and/or sugar) 2018
Every fourth 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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