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. After 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
Ally Brazilian Coffee MerchantsUnited States of AmericaGreenvilleNo
Aramo Inversiones S.A.S.ColombiaCali, Valle del CaucaNo
Asal Jaya MalangIndonesiaMalangNo
Atlantica Exportação e Importação Ltda.BrazilVarginhaNo
Atlantic Commodities Vietnam Ltd.VietnamBao Loc City, Lam Dong ProvinceNo
Atlantic (USA) LLCUnited States (USA)New YorkNo
AUMA Armazéns GeraisBrazilPatos de MinasNo
Bernhard Rothfos GmbHGermanyHamburgNo
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
Café Três Corações S.A.BrazilVarginhaNo
Caiena AGR Comercio de Cereais SABrazilSao PauloNo
CN CTY CP TAP DOAN Intimex Buon Ma ThuotVietnamBuon Ma ThuotYes
COFCO International Vietnam Company LimitedVietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Coffein Compagnie GmbH & Co. KG GermanyBremenYes
Comexim LtdaBrazilSantosNo
Công Ty Cổ Phần Giao Dịch Hàng Hóa Tây NguyênVietnamHo Chi Minh No
Công ty TNHH Diệu DungVietnamLam Dong ProvinceNo
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
Dolce Coffee Comercio e Exportação de Cafe LtdaBrazilVarginhaNo
Duc Nguyen Coffee Export Import Joint Stock CompanyVietnamDaklakNo
Ecom Agroindustrial CorpSwitzerlandPullyNo
EISA EMPRESA INTERAGRÍCOLA S.A. (SANTOS)BrazilSantosNo
ETC Export Trading Company SASwitzerlandGenevaNo
Expocaccer Cooperativa dos Cafeicultores do Cerrado Ltda.BrazilPatrocínioNo
Exportadora de Cafe California S.A. de C.V.MexicoTejeriaNo
Forte Grão Comércio Importação e Exportação de Café LtdaBrazilAlfenas, Minas GeraisNo
Golden Coffee Jsc.VietnamBao Loc, Lam DongYes
Golluecke & Rothfos GmbHGermanyBremenNo
Greenco S.U.BurundiNgoziNo
Group SopexBelgiumBerchemNo
Hamburg Coffee Company Hacofco mbHGermanyHamburgNo
Hoa Trang Gia Lai Import Export CompanyVietnamPleiku CityNo
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 CityNo
Intimex Hai Phong Joint Stock CompanyVietnamTP Hai PhongNo
Intimex My Phuoc Joint Stock CompanyVietnamBinh DuongNo
Intimex My Phuoc Joint Stock Company - Binh Duong BranchVietnamBinh DuongNo
ITOCHU CorporationJapanTokyoNo
Louis Dreyfus Company Brasil S.A.BrazilSão PauloNo
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
MCC Specialty Coffee Exportadora Ltda.BrazilVARGINHANo
Mercafe Vietnam Co. Ltd.VietnamLong ThanhNo
Mercon Brasil Comercio de Café Ltda.BrazilVarginhaNo
Minh Huy Company LimitedVietnamLong KhanhNo
Nedcoffee B.V.The NetherlandsAmsterdamNo
Nestlé Brasil Ltda.BrazilVila VelhaNo
Nestlé México S.A. de C.V.MexicoMéxico D.F.No
Neumann Gruppe Viet Nam Ltd.VietnamDong NaiNo
Nhu Tung Ltd. Co.VietnamDa LatNo
Olam Agrícola Ltda.BrazilAlfenasNo
Olam Americas, Inc.United States (USA)Purchase - NYNo
Olam International LimitedSingaporeSingaporeNo
Olam Vietnam LimitedVietnamGia Nghia Town, Dak NongNo
Paragon Coffee Trading CompanyUnited States of AmericaWhite PlainsNo
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. Berindo JayaIndonesiaSukabumi, Bandar LampungYes
PT LDC Trading IndonesiaIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
PT Sarimakmur Tunggal Mandiri LampungIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
Racafé & CIA S.C.AColombiaBogotáNo
RGC COFFEE INC.CanadaWestmountNo
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
Sociedad General de Importacion y Exportacion S.A.HondurasSan Pedro SulaNo
Sucafina Brasil Indústria, Comércio e Exportação Ltda.BrazilVarginhaNo
Sucafina S.A.SwitzerlandGenevaNo
Sucafina Vietnam Company LimitedVietnamLong ThanhNo
Sucden Coffee Vietnam Co.Ltd.VietnamBuon Ma ThuotYes
Tam Trinh Coffee Import Export Co., Ltd.VietnamLam Ha 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
Thien Nam Prosperity CorporationVietnamHO CHI MINH CITYNo
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
Tristao Comercio Exterior Ltda. - VarginhaBrazilVarginhaNo
Tristao Comercio Exterior Ltda. - VianaBrazilVianaNo
Ugacof Ltd.UgandaKampalaYes
Unicafé Companhia de Comércio Exterior S.A. - VarginhaBrazilVarginhaNo
Unicafé Companhia de Comércio Exterior - Vila VelhaBrazilVila VelhaNo
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)IrvingtonNo
Zephyr Green Coffee LLCUnited States of AmericaWilton No

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.