Committed to coffee

The 11-member team of the German Coffee Association is committed to promoting Germany`s favourite beverage, coffee! We are specialists and all-rounders with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our passion for coffee brings us together. Within the team we enjoy an average of 32 cups a day. This puts us in line with the German average of 2.9 cups of coffee per capita, per day.

The Association's business is managed by a CEO and a Managing Director. At the top are a Board of Directors and a Steering Committee which represent and lead the German Coffee Association.

Management

Holger Preibisch

Holger Preibisch
Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V., CEO

Prof. Dr. Johannes Hielscher, LL.M. (Stockholm)

Prof. Dr. Johannes Hielscher, LL.M. (Stockholm)
Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V., Managing Director

Team

Alexia Gutiérrez

Alexia Gutiérrez
Head of Communications

Bendix Hartwig

Bendix Hartwig
Event Manager

Claudia Hein

Claudia Hein
Central Office Assistant

Madlen Henschel

Madlen Henschel
Art Director

Dr. Charlotte Heyl

Dr. Charlotte Heyl
Manager Coffee & Sustainability

Kira König

Kira König
Communications Manager

Ruth Reinermann

Ruth Reinermann
Communications Manager

Kristina Schulz

Kristina Schulz
Legal Counsel

Carla Tews-Hürten

Carla Tews-Hürten
Head of Event Management

Birgit Warnecke

Birgit Warnecke
Coffee and Health Expert

Members of the Board of Directors

voluntary

Bent B. Dietrich
Hamburg Coffee Company HACOFCO mbh (Hamburg), Managing Partner

Luc Van Gorp
JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS DE GmbH (Bremen), General Manager DACH

Bernd Schopf
Coffein Compagnie GmbH & Co. KG (Bremen), Managing Director

Dr. Frank Strege
Melitta Europa GmbH & Co. KG (Bremen), Managing Director

Members of the Steering Committee

voluntary

Wim Abbing
PROBAT AG (Emmerich), Managing Partner

Holger Bebensee
Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee GmbH (Hamburg), Management Spokesperson

Kai Bögel
Eugen Atté GmbH, Partner

Bernd Braune
Managing Partner of SUPREMO Kaffeerösterei, CEO of COMANDANTE Grinder (Unterhaching)

Albert Darboven
J.J. Darboven GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg), Managing Partner

Dr. Johannes Dengler
Alois Dallmayr Kaffee oHG (München), Board Member

Bent B. Dietrich
Hamburg Coffee Company HACOFCO mbh (Hamburg), Managing Partner

Luc Van Gorp
JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS DE GmbH (Bremen), General Manager DACH

Maximilian Herz
Tchibo GmbH (Hamburg), Coffee Innovation

Jens Janecki
Bernhard Rothfos GmbH (Hamburg), Managing Director

Pia Niehoff-Schuchhardt
Niehoff Holding GmbH / Lenis Coffee Family (Gronau), Managing Director

Bernd Schopf
Coffein Compagnie GmbH & Co. KG (Bremen), Managing Director

Dr. Frank Strege
Melitta Europa GmbH & Co. KG (Bremen), Managing Director

Christian Vollers
Vollers Group GmbH (Bremen), Managing Director

Markus Zombek
Schirmer Kaffee GmbH (Dortmund), Managing Director (Speaker of the management)

Volker Huber (guest status)
Kaffeesack, Managing Director

Cornelia Meyer (guest status)
Max Meyer & Max Horn GmbH, Managing Director

Florian Schmidt (guest status)
Olam Food Ingredients (ofi), General Manager

Charter of the German Coffee Association

Since 1969 the German Coffee Association has supported positive conditions in the coffee industry and promotes and protects the general interests of its member companies.

Every member - whether small start-up, medium-sized business or large corporation - can benefit from the services offered by the association and has a say in the association.

Further information can be found in the Charter of the German Coffee Association:

The Charter of the German Coffee Association (PDF)

Compliance Programme of the German Coffee Association

One of the fundamental principles of the German Coffee Association is strict acceptance of and compliance with the valid antitrust rules at national and international level. To this end, the German Coffee Association installed a compliance programme. Adherence to the rules set out in these guidelines is a requirement for participation in the committees and in events of the German Coffee Association.

The Compliance Programme of the German Coffee Association in German (PDF)
The Compliance Programme of the German Coffee Association in English (PDF)

Directions

Our Central Office is located a stone’s throw from the historic “Speicherstadt” (warehouse district), in sight of the Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic concert hall), which was built on a former cocoa and coffee warehouse.

Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V.
Steinhöft 5-7
20459 Hamburg
Tel: +49 (0)40/374 23 61 – 0

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