4C Certification · Intermediary and Final Buyers

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Intermediary Buyers and Final Buyers of 4C coffee

From the perspective of sustainability, Intermediary Buyers (IBs) and Final Buyers (FBs) play an important role in promoting responsible sourcing and securing the future of the coffee sector via:

  • Integrating sustainable coffee production into global markets
  • Creating a positive impact on local farmers and their families
  • Enabling deforestation-free, environmentally friendly, and fair coffee supply chains

Intermediary Buyers (IBs)


IBs include traders, exporters, importers, processors, or any other entities which trade or originate 4C certified coffee outside 4C Units (green coffee producing groups).

Any IB who claims sustainable sourcing through 4C certified coffee purchases must have accepted the Terms of Use for IBs. In order to accept the Terms of Use, IBs must register in the 4C portal. A prerequisite to handle coffee as 4C certified is the validation of the registration of the IB by 4C via the 4C portal.

IBs that would like to get 4C Chain of Custody certified can do so on a voluntary basis.

Below you can find a list of companies registered as 4C Intermediary Buyers.

* Please note that IBs are only listed if the respective entity has agreed to the 4C Terms of Use (ToU) for IBs. The ToU requirement is effective from the 1st of July 2020 onwards and we are actively engaging our system users to make the corresponding adjustments in order to provide a complete picture on this page as soon as possible. Since the end of the transition period on the 1st of January 2021, it is not possible to trade any 4C certified coffee without signing the ToU for IBs.

Use the search box on the top right of the table to easily find a specific company, country and check if a particular IB got 4C Chain of Custody certified.

Intermediary BuyerCountryCityCoC certified
Agrexport Joint Stock CompanyVietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Agro Forte Importação e Exportação de Café Ltda.BrazilVarginhaYes
Aguia Comercio Importacao e Exportacao de Cafe LTDABrazilAlfenas No
Ally Brazilian Coffee MerchantsUnited States of AmericaGreenvilleNo
Aramo Inversiones S.A.S.ColombiaCali, Valle del CaucaNo
Asal Jaya MalangIndonesiaMalangNo
Asia Commodities Joint Stock CompanyVietnamHo-Chi-Minh CityNo
Atlantica Exportação e Importação Ltda.BrazilVarginhaNo
Atlantic Commodities Vietnam Ltd.VietnamBao Loc City, Lam Dong ProvinceNo
Atlantic (USA) LLCUnited States (USA)New YorkYes
AUMA CAFÉ LTDA.BrazilPatos de MinasYes
Bao Anh Limited CompanyVietnamLam DongNo
Bernhard Rothfos GmbHGermanyHamburgNo
Bernhard Rothfos Intercafé AGSwitzerlandZugNo
Bero Coffee Singapore Pte. Ltd.SingaporeSingaporeNo
Blendcoffee Comercio Exportação e Importação LtdaBrazilLinharesNo
Branch of Intimex Group JSC in Dak MilVietnamThuan An CommuneNo
Bryser Café Exportação e Importação Ltda.BrazilLinharesNo
Bueno Café Comercio e Exportação EireliBrazilPoços de CaldasNo
Cafebras - Comércio de Cafés do Brasil S.A.BrazilPatrocínioNo
Cafe Remanescente Comercio, Importacao e Exportacao LTDABrazilVarginhaNo
Café Três Corações S.A.BrazilVarginhaYes
Caiena AGR Comercio de Cereais SABrazilSao PauloNo
Chi Nhánh Công Ty CP Tập Đoàn Intimex Tại Buôn Ma ThuộtVietnamBuon Ma ThuotYes
Cofco International Comércio e Armazenagem de Grãos Ltda.BrazilSantosYes
COFCO International Vietnam Company LimitedVietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Coffein Compagnie GmbH & Co. KG GermanyBremenYes
Comercial Rafael Silva Exportadora LtdaBrazilCampanhaNo
Comexim Ltda.BrazilSantosNo
CÔNG TY CỔ PHẦN ĐẦU TƯ CÀ PHÊ CAO NGUYÊNVietnamBuon Me ThuotNo
Công Ty Cổ Phần Giao Dịch Hàng Hóa Tây NguyênVietnamHo Chi Minh No
Cong Ty Co Phan Tap Doan Minh Tien BerestVietnamHa NoiYes
Cong Ty TNHH Dau Tu & Thuong Mai Phu DongVietnamHa NoiYes
Công ty TNHH Diệu DungVietnamLam Dong ProvinceNo
Cong Ty TNHH MTV Ngoc Khanh Son LaVietnamSon LaYes
Cong Ty TNHH MTV Thuong Mai Cuu LongVietnamHa NoiYes
Công ty TNHH Xuất Khẩu Nông Sản Tây NguyênVietnamYes
Cooperativa dos Cafeicultores de Campos Gerais e Campo do Meio Ltda.BrazilCampos GeraisNo
Cooperativa Mista Agropecuária de Paraguaçu Ltda.BrazilParaguaçuNo
Cooperativa Regional de Cafeicultores em Guaxupé Ltda.BrazilGuaxupéNo
Costa Café Com. Exp. e Imp. LtdaBrazilEspirito Santo do PinhalNo
Cultur Comercial de Graos LtdaBrazilRIBEIRÃO PRETO No
Dakman Vietnam LimitedVietnamBuon Ma Thuot City, Daklak provinceNo
Descafeinadores Mexicanos SA de CV MexicoCórdoba No
DGF CAFÉBrazilTrês PontasNo
Discovery Trading LtdUgandaKampalaNo
Dolce Coffee Comercio e Exportação de Cafe LtdaBrazilVarginhaNo
Duc Nguyen Coffee Export Import Joint Stock CompanyVietnamDaklakNo
ECOM Agroindustrial Asia Pte LtdSingaporeSingaporeNo
Ecom Agroindustrial CorpSwitzerlandPullyNo
Ecom Japan Limited JapanTokyoNo
EISA EMPRESA INTERAGRÍCOLA S.A. (SANTOS)BrazilSantosNo
ESTRELA COMERCIO E EXPORTADORA DE CAFE LTDABrazilSanto Antônio do AmparoNo
ETC Export Trading Company SASwitzerlandGenevaNo
Expocaccer Cooperativa dos Cafeicultores do Cerrado Ltda.BrazilPatrocínioNo
Exportadora Capricórnio Coffees Ltda (Armazém)BrazilOurinhosNo
Exportadora de Cafe California S.A. de C.V.MexicoTejeriaNo
Export Trading Commodities Vietnam (ETC VN)VietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Falcon Coffees LtdUnited KingdomLewesYes
Forte Grão Comércio Importação e Exportação de Café LtdaBrazilAlfenas, Minas GeraisNo
Gardingo Trade Importação e Exportação LtdaBrazilTRES CORACOESNo
Golden Coffee Jsc.VietnamBao Loc, Lam DongYes
Golluecke & Rothfos GmbHGermanyBremenNo
Grão Nobre Comércio de Café LtdaBrazilCarmo da CachoeiraNo
Greenco S.U.BurundiNgoziNo
Group SopexBelgiumBerchemNo
Hamburg Coffee Company Hacofco mbHGermanyHamburgNo
Hoa Trang Gia Lai Import Export CompanyVietnamPleiku CityYes
Immer Inc BVThe NetherlandsAmsterdamNo
Iniciativas Comerciales Navarras SA (Icona Cafe)SpainMadridNo
International Coffee Corporation (ICC)United States (USA)MetairieNo
Intimex Daklak Trade CenterVietnamBuon Ma ThuotNo
Intimex Dak Nong Joint Stock CompanyVietnamGia NghiaNo
Intimex Danang Joint Stock CompanyVietnamDanangNo
Intimex Group Joint Stock CompanyVietnamHo Chi Minh CityYes
Intimex Hai Phong Joint Stock CompanyVietnamTP Hai PhongNo
Intimex My Phuoc Joint Stock CompanyVietnamBinh DuongNo
ITOCHU CorporationJapanTokyoNo
Los Volcanes Coffee, Inc.United States (USA)Arlington Heights, ILYes
Lotte-Nestle KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulNo
Louis Dreyfus Company Brasil S.A.BrazilSão PauloYes
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) S.A.SwitzerlandGeneva 15No
Louis Dreyfus Company Vietnam Trading and Processing Co. Ltd.VietnamPleiku CityNo
Marubeni CorporationJapanTokyoNo
Mascopex Joint Stock CompanyVietnamNha Trang CityNo
MC Agri Alliance Ltd.JapanTokyoNo
MCC Specialty Coffee Exportadora Ltda.BrazilVARGINHANo
Mellower Coffee Holding Company Pte. Ltd.SingaporeSingaporeNo
Mercafe Vietnam Co. Ltd.VietnamLong ThanhNo
Mercantile Exchange of Vietnam CorporationVietnamHanoiNo
Mercon Brasil Comercio de Café Ltda.BrazilVarginhaNo
Minh Huy Company LimitedVietnamLong KhanhNo
Mitsui & Co. Ltd.JapanTokyoNo
Nestlé Brasil Ltda.BrazilVila VelhaNo
Nestlé México S.A. de C.V.MexicoMéxico D.F.No
Neumann Gruppe Viet Nam Ltd.VietnamDong NaiYes
Nhu Tung Ltd. Co.VietnamDa LatNo
Nicchio Sobrinho Café S.A.BrazilColatinaNo
NKG Stockler Ltda.BrazilSantosNo
Odebrecht Ind e Comercio de Cafe LTDABrazilVarginhaNo
Olam Agrícola Ltda.BrazilAlfenasNo
Olam Americas, Inc.United States (USA)Purchase - NYNo
Olam International LimitedSingaporeSingaporeNo
Olam Vietnam LimitedVietnamGia Nghia Town, Dak NongYes
Ouro Minas Armazéns Gerais e Comércio de Café LTDABrazilTrês PontasNo
Pacorini Global Services (Switzerland) GmbHSwitzerlandZugNo
Paragon Coffee Trading CompanyUnited States (USA)White Plains, New YorkYes
Parceiro do Grão Comercio Importação e Exportação de CaféBrazilVARGINHANo
Phuc Minh Trade Ltd. Co.VietnamBuon Ma Thuot CityNo
Phuoc Son Agricultural Products Trading Limited CompanyVietnamLam DongYes
Pole Coffee Exportação e Importação Ltda.BrazilLINHARESNo
Prata Pereira Comércio, Importação e Exportação de CaféBrazilVarginhaNo
PT. Asia MakmurIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
PT. Berindo JayaIndonesiaSukabumi, Bandar LampungYes
PT COFFEE INDONESIA JAYAIndonesiaBandar LampungYes
PT LDC Trading IndonesiaIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
PT Sarimakmur Tunggal Mandiri LampungIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
Racafé & CIA S.C.AColombiaBogotáNo
RGC COFFEE INC.CanadaWestmountYes
Rothfos CorporationUnited States (USA)Hoboken, NJNo
Sagrados Corações Ind. e Com. de Alimentos LtdaBrazilTrês CoraçõesNo
Selecta Cafés do BrasilBrazilVariginhaNo
Selecta Imex srlItalyGENo
SelectCoffee Partners AGSwitzerlandMeyrinNo
Simexco DakLak Ltd.VietnamBuon Ma Thuot CityYes
Single Coffees Exportadora Ltda.BrazilVarginhaNo
Sociedad General de Importacion y Exportacion S.A.HondurasSan Pedro SulaNo
Sucafina Brasil Indústria, Comércio e Exportação Ltda.BrazilVarginhaNo
Sucafina NA, Inc.United States of AmericaBrooklynNo
Sucafina S.A.SwitzerlandGenevaNo
Sucafina Vietnam Company LimitedVietnamLong ThanhNo
Sucden Coffee Netherlands B.V.The NetherlandsAmsterdamNo
Sucden Coffee Vietnam Co.Ltd.VietnamBuon Ma ThuotYes
Sucden Do Brasil Ltda.BrazilVARGINHANo
Tam Trinh Coffee Import Export Co., Ltd.VietnamLam Ha DistrictNo
Taynguyen Service Trade Coffee Production CooperativeVietnamKrong Buk DistrictNo
Terra Forte Exportação e Importação de Café LtdaBrazilSão João da Boa VistaNo
Thai Phuc Trading Company LimitedVietnamCumgar DistrictNo
Thanh Hung Import Export Investment Company LtdVietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Thao Nguyen Agricultural Products Ltd. Co.VietnamDak NongNo
The Coffee Source LLCUnited States (USA)New YorkNo
The Colombia Connection Co.ColombiaIbagueNo
Thien Nam Prosperity CorporationVietnamHO CHI MINH CITYNo
Timbro Trading S.A.BrazilVarginhaNo
Tin Nghia Commodities Company LimitedVietnamHo Chi MinhYes
Tin Nghia CorporationVietnamBien Hoa CityNo
Tin Thanh Dat Joint Stock CompanyVietnamPleiku CityNo
Touton S.A.FranceBordeaux CedexNo
TPJ Comércio Atacadista de Café Importação e Exportação LtdaBrazilEspera FelizNo
Trang Huy Hoang Lam Ha Company LimitedVietnamLam Dong provinceNo
TRC Specialty Commodities LTDUnited KingdomLondonNo
Tristão Comércio Exterior Ltda.BrazilVianaNo
Tristao Comercio Exterior Ltda. - VarginhaBrazilVarginhaNo
UCC Coffee Trading Pte LtdSingaporeNo
Ugacof Ltd.UgandaKampalaYes
Unicafé Companhia de Comércio Exterior S.A. - VarginhaBrazilVarginhaNo
Unicafé Companhia de Comércio Exterior - Vila VelhaBrazilVila VelhaNo
Union Trading Comércio, Importação e Exportação Ltda.BrazilEsp. Santo do PinhalNo
Vi Dan Thinh Co. Ltd.VietnamLam DongNo
Viet Cotton JSCVietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Vinh Hiep Ltd. Co.VietnamPleiKuYes
Vixport Graos S.A.BrazilVitoria - ESNo
Voiter Comercio de Cereais LtdaBrazilVarginhaNo
Volcafe Ltd.SwitzerlandWinterthurNo
Volcafe Specialty Coffee CorpUnited States (USA)IrvingtonYes
Volcafe USA LLCUnited States of AmericaRed BankNo
Volcafe Viet Nam Co., LtdVietnamLong ThanhNo
Zephyr Green Coffee LLCUnited States (USA)Wilton Yes

Looking for the list of 4C certificates? You will find it here.

For Intermediary Buyers: Learn about 4C benefits in detail and start handling 4C coffee today! In order to register and sign the ToU, please follow the link.


Final Buyers


4C certified coffee is sold to Final Buyers (FBs), among them manufacturers, roasters, retailers, and brand owners, who seek sustainable coffee sourcing practices.

Any Managing Entity with a valid certificate, confirming compliance of its related 4C Unit, can sell coffee to Final Buyers. To source 4C coffee as a part of the sustainable purchasing strategy, Final Buyers sign a Service Agreement with 4C Services and pay a volume-based fee. The Service Agreement also enables them, among others, to use both the 4C logo on- and off-pack to visualize and support their sustainability claims. To get acquainted with 4C benefits in detail, please follow the link.

For Final Buyers: Interested in sourcing 4C certified coffee and making a corresponding sustainability claim? Contact us!

Traceability and comprehensive data collection

Intermediary and Final Buyers can access reliable data on 4C coffee and are informed of the latest improvements in the 4C System. In their turn, they are required to keep 4C coffee purchasing records and participate in commercial reporting to ensure traceability of the supply chains and enable comprehensive data collection and impact assessment.

IBs and FBs are welcome to participate in the 4C sustainability events to share their experience with the 4C certification system and exchange with the other international coffee experts.