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
ABRO Agricultural Company LimitedVietnamLam Dong ProvinceNo
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 (USA)GreenvilleNo
Ally Coffee Trading SASwitzerlandLausanneYes
Alto Cafezal Comercio Importação e Exportação LtdaBrazilPatrocínio No
An Binh Thinh Phat Company limitedVietnamHo Chi MinhNo
An Viet Phat Agricultural Products Company LimitedVietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Aprin TurkeyMersinNo
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
Beneficio de Café INLOHERHondurasLepaeraNo
Bernhard Rothfos GmbHGermanyHamburgNo
Bernhard Rothfos Intercafé AGSwitzerlandZugNo
Bero Coffee Singapore Pte. Ltd.SingaporeSingaporeNo
Binh Ha Ban Me One Member Company LimitedVietnamBuon Me ThuotYes
Blendcoffee Comercio Exportação e Importação LtdaBrazilLinharesNo
Bourbon Specialty Coffees S/ABrazilPoços de CaldasNo
Branch of Intimex Group JSC in Dak MilVietnamThuan An CommuneNo
Bremen Comercio Exportação e Importação de Cafe LtdaBrazilEspirito Santo do PinhalNo
Bryser Café Exportação e Importação Ltda.BrazilLinharesNo
Bueno Café Comercio e Exportação EireliBrazilPoços de CaldasNo
BuyMore Wholesalers & DistributorsKenyaKagioNo
Cafebras - Comércio de Cafés do Brasil S.A.BrazilPatrocínioNo
Cafe Da Canastra Comercio E Exportacao De Cafe Ltda.BrazilSão Roque de MinasNo
Cafe Remanescente Comercio, Importacao e Exportacao LTDABrazilVarginhaNo
Café Três Corações S.A.BrazilVarginhaYes
CAFEZAM S.A.SColombiaDosquebradas No
Caiena AGR Comercio de Cereais SABrazilSao PauloNo
Capal Cooperativa AgroindustrialBrazilTaquarituba No
Cat Que Trading and Production Company LimitedVietnamHa NoiNo
Chi Nhánh Công Ty CP Tập Đoàn Intimex Tại Buôn Ma ThuộtVietnamBuon Ma ThuotYes
Cofco Americas Resources CorporationUnited States (USA)StamfortYes
Cofco International Comércio e Armazenagem de Grãos Ltda.BrazilSantosYes
COFCO International Vietnam Company LimitedVietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Coffea Importação e Exportação de Café Ltda.BrazilSão Sebastião do ParaísoYes
Coffee America (USA) CorpUnited States (USA)New YorkNo
COFFEEBE LTDABrazilvarginhaNo
Coffee SensesBrazilNova LimaNo
Coffein Compagnie GmbH & Co. KG GermanyBremenYes
Coffy Handels-Gesellschaft Bremen mbHGermanyBremenNo
Comercial Rafael Silva Exportadora LtdaBrazilCampanhaNo
Comercio De Cafe Brasil LtdaBrazilVARGINHANo
Comexim Ltda.BrazilSantosNo
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
Công ty TNHH Một Thành Viên Alpha GreenVietnamLong AnYes
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 Agrícola dos Cafeicultores Região de Campo Belo Ltda.BrazilCampo BeloNo
Cooperativa Agrícola dos Cafeicutores da Região Amparense Ltda.BrazilSanto Antônio do AmparoNo
Cooperativa Agricola Do Sudeste Do Brasil LtdaBrazilVarginhaNo
Cooperativa Agropecuaria Emprendedores del Café LimitadaHondurasCorquinNo
Cooperativa dos Cafeicultores da Zona de Três Pontas Ltda.BrazilTrês PontasNo
Cooperativa dos Cafeicultores de Campos Gerais e Campo do Meio Ltda.BrazilCampos GeraisYes
Cooperativa dos Cafeicultores do Cerrado de Araguari e Região Ltda.BrazilARAGUARIYes
Cooperativa Mista Agropecuária de Paraguaçu Ltda.BrazilParaguaçuNo
Cooperativa Multiactiva de Caficultores Unidos de Colombia-CAFEUCOLColombiaCaldasYes
Cooperativa Regional de Cafeicultores em Guaxupé Ltda.BrazilGuaxupéNo
Costa Café Com. Exp. e Imp. LtdaBrazilEspirito Santo do PinhalNo
Cty TNHH Tập Đoàn Thương Mại Đầu tư Lương Thực Sài GònVietnamHồ Chí MinhNo
Cultur Comercial de Graos LtdaBrazilRIBEIRÃO PRETO No
Dai Loc Phat 68 Trading Service Company LimitedVietnamBien HoaNo
Dakman Vietnam LimitedVietnamBuon Ma Thuot City, Daklak provinceNo
Dat Long Phu Construction Company LimitedVietnamHo Chi MinhNo
Descafeinadores Mexicanos SA de CV MexicoCórdoba No
Detech Coffee Joint Stock CompanyVietnamHung YenNo
DGF CAFÉBrazilTrês PontasNo
Discovery Trading LtdUgandaKampalaNo
D'Noni Coffee Merchants LLCUnited States (USA)Coral Gables, FL.Yes
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
EDAL d.o.o.SloveniaDekani - KoperNo
ED&F Man Volcafe Brasil Ltda.BrazilSantosNo
Equatorial Traders LtdUnited KingdomKing's CrossNo
Essentia Coffee ExpertsBrazilPOCOS DE CALDASNo
ETC Export Trading Company SASwitzerlandGenevaNo
ETG Commodities BVThe NetherlandsAmstelveenNo
Expocacer Cooperativa dos Cafeicultores do Cerrado Ltda.BrazilPatrocínioNo
Exportadora Capricórnio Coffees Ltda (Armazém)BrazilOurinhosNo
Exportadora de Cafe California S.A. de C.V.MexicoTejeriaYes
Exportadora De Cafe Mendes Magalhaes LtdaBrazilVarginhaNo
Exportadora de Café O.G. S.A. de C.V.HondurasCortesNo
Export Trading Commodities Vietnam (ETC VN)VietnamHo Chi Minh CityNo
Export Trading Company (U) Ltd.UgandaKampalaNo
Falcon Coffees LtdUnited KingdomLewesYes
FMR Cafés – Comércio, Exportação e Importação Ltda.BrazilEspírito Santo do PinhalNo
Fortaleza Agro Mercantil LtdaBrazilRolandiaNo
Forte Grão Comércio Importação e Exportação de Café LtdaBrazilAlfenas, Minas GeraisNo
Gardingo Trade Importação e Exportação LtdaBrazilTRES CORACOESNo
Gia Lai Son Huyen Phat One Member Limited CompanyVietnamHuyện IagraiNo
Golden Coffee Jsc.VietnamBao Loc, Lam DongYes
Golluecke & Rothfos GmbHGermanyBremenNo
Grano Trading Exportadora e Importadora Ltda.BrazilPatos de MinasYes
Grão Nobre Comércio de Café LtdaBrazilCarmo da CachoeiraNo
Greenco S.U.BurundiNgoziNo
Group SopexBelgiumBerchemNo
Hamburg Coffee Company Hacofco mbHGermanyHamburgNo
Ha Vuong Phat Service and Trading Building Investment Co., LTDVietnamThu DucNo
Hazel Origin CoffeeUnited States (USA)Rhode IslandNo
Hoang Minh Exports Company LimitedVietnamGIA LAINo
Hoa Trang Gia Lai Import Export CompanyVietnamPleiku CityYes
Ibericafé ImportSpainPozuelo de AlarcónNo
Iguacu Vietnam Company LimitedVietnamBa Ria Vung TauYes
Immer Inc BVThe NetherlandsAmsterdamNo
I & M Smith (Pty) LtdSouth AfricaFerndaleNo
Iniciativas Comerciales Navarras SA (Icona Cafe)SpainMadridNo
International Coffee Corporation (ICC)United States (USA)MetairieNo
Intimex Bao Loc Joint Stock CompanyVietnamBao Loc CityNo
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
Intimex Thang Long Joint Stock CompanyVietnamHanoiNo
Invista Comercio De Cerais LtdaBrazilVARGINHANo
Invista Comercio De Cerais Ltda - SPBrazilFRANCANo
ITOCHU CorporationJapanTokyoNo
Killimanjaro Commodities (India) Pvt. Ltd.IndiaKushalnagarNo
L'amant Intl CorpVietnamPleikuNo
LFTC Pte LtdSingaporeSingaporeNo
Lorenzoni Comercio Importação e Exportação LtdaBrazilRio BananalNo
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 Coffee NA LLCUnited States (USA)WILTON, CTYes
Louis Dreyfus Company Mexico SA de CVMexicoCiudad de MexicoNo
Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse S.ASwitzerlandGeneva 15Yes
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
Mercon B.V.The NetherlandsAmsterdamNo
Mercon Coffee CorporationUnited States (USA)MiamiNo
Minh Huy Company LimitedVietnamLong KhanhNo
Mitsui & Co. Coffee Trading (USA), Inc.United States (USA)EnglewoodNo
Mitsui & Co. Ltd.JapanTokyoNo
Mullege PLCEthiopiaAddis AbabaNo
Nam Dong Saigon Development Investment Joint Stock CompanyVietnamThu Duc CityNo
Nater CoopBrazilSanta Maria de JetibáNo
Nestlé ColombiaColombiaBogotáNo
Nhu Tung Ltd. Co.VietnamDa LatNo
Nicchio Sobrinho Café S.A.BrazilManhuaçuYes
NKG Stockler Ltda.BrazilSantosYes
NKG Vietnam Company Ltd.VietnamDong NaiYes
Nong San Mien Dong Trading and Services Limited CompanyVietnamDi An CityNo
Nova Gardens LimitedKenyaNAIROBIYes
Odebrecht Ind e Comercio de Cafe LTDABrazilVarginhaNo
Olam Agrícola Ltda.BrazilSão Sebastião do ParaisoNo
Olam Agro Guatemala, S.A.GuatemalaGuatemalaNo
Olam Agro Mexico S.A de C.V.MexicoPueblaYes
Olam Americas LLCUnited States (USA)Purchase - NYNo
Olam International LimitedSingaporeSingaporeNo
Olam Vietnam LimitedVietnamGia Nghia City, Dak NongYes
Ouro Minas Armazéns Gerais e Comércio de Café LTDABrazilTrês PontasNo
Pacorini Global Services (Switzerland) GmbHSwitzerlandZugNo
Pacorini Vietnam Ltd.VietnamHo Chi Minh CityYes
Paragon Coffee Trading CompanyUnited States (USA)White Plains, New YorkYes
Parceiro do Grão Comercio Importação e Exportação de CaféBrazilVARGINHANo
Phi Long Gia Lai Co., LtdVietnamPleiku City, Gia Lai ProvinceNo
Phuc Minh Trade Ltd. Co.VietnamBuon Ma Thuot CityNo
Phuc Sinh CorporationVietnamHochiminhYes
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 Indra BrothersIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
PT LDC Trading IndonesiaIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
PT Olam IndonesiaIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
PT Sarimakmur Tunggal Mandiri LampungIndonesiaBandar LampungNo
PT Sucden Coffee IndonesiaIndonesiaBandar LampungYes
Quoc Vinh Gia Lai Co., LtdVietnamPleikuNo
Racafé & CIA S.C.AColombiaBogotáNo
RCF Echeverri Castro SAS ColombiaBogotá No
RGC COFFEE INC.CanadaWestmountYes
Rothfos CorporationUnited States (USA)Hoboken, NJYes
SAAG Sociedade de Armazenamento e Agricultura LtdaBrazilSantana da VargemYes
Sagrados Corações Ind. e Com. de Alimentos LtdaBrazilTrês CoraçõesNo
Sapa Legend Coffee Limited CompanyVietnamHa NoiNo
Selecta Cafés do BrasilBrazilVarginhaNo
Selecta Imex srlItalyGENo
SelectCoffee Partners AGSwitzerlandMeyrinNo
Simexco DakLak Ltd.VietnamBuon Ma Thuot CityYes
Single Coffees Exportadora Ltda.BrazilVarginhaNo
Sociedad Exportadora de Cafe de las Cooperativas de Caficultores S.A - Expocafe S.AColombiaBogotaYes
Sociedad General de Importacion y Exportacion S.A.HondurasSan Pedro SulaNo
Sucafina Brasil Indústria, Comércio e Exportação Ltda.BrazilVitória, ESNo
Sucafina NA, Inc.United States (USA)BrooklynYes
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
Supremo NVBelgiumBruggeNo
Tabatinga Comércio de CaféBrazilSão Francisco de PaulaNo
Tam Thanh Tai Trading Service and Manufacturing Co.,LtdVietnamNo
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
Thanh Trung Food Trade Company LimitedVietnamThu DucNo
Thao Nguyen Agricultural Products Ltd. Co.VietnamDak NongNo
The Coffee Source LLCUnited States (USA)New YorkYes
The Colombia Connection Co.ColombiaIbagueNo
Thien Nam Prosperity CorporationVietnamHO CHI MINH CITYNo
Tien Phat Commodities Co., LTDVietnamBao LocNo
Timbro Trading S.A.BrazilVarginhaYes
Tin Nghia CorporationVietnamBien Hoa CityYes
Tin Thanh Dat Joint Stock CompanyVietnamPleiku CityNo
Touton S.A.FranceBordeaux CedexNo
Touton Specialties GmbHGermanyHamburgNo
TPJ Comércio Atacadista de Café Importação e Exportação LtdaBrazilEspera FelizNo
Trang Huy Hoang Lam Ha Company LimitedVietnamLam Dong provinceNo
Tran Minh Hung Lam Ha Limited CompanyVietnamLam Dong provinceNo
TRC Specialty Commodities LTDUnited KingdomLondonNo
Tristão Comércio Exterior Ltda.BrazilVianaNo
Tristao Comercio Exterior Ltda. - VarginhaBrazilVarginhaNo
Trust Coffees Brazil LtdaBrazilElói MendesNo
Tuan Loc Commodities Company LimitedVietnamHo Chi MinhYes
UCC Coffee Trading Pte Ltd / UCC Holdings Pte LtdSingaporeNo
Ugacof Ltd.UgandaKampalaYes
Unicafé Companhia de Comércio Exterior S.A. - VarginhaBrazilVarginhaNo
Unicafé Companhia de Comércio Exterior - Vila VelhaBrazilVila VelhaNo
Unicorn Commodities Joint Stock CompanyVietnamHo Chi MinhNo
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 Co. LtdVietnamPleiKuYes
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 (USA)Red BankNo
Volcafe Viet Nam Co., LtdVietnamLong ThanhYes
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.

Using the 4C Logo and Claims on-pack

Sourcing Requirements

Physical segregation is crucial for transparent communication. The 4C logo and 4C related claims can be applied as long as the following rules are followed, for each brand:

  1. Entry level requires that a minimum of 30% of 4C certified coffee is contained in the package
  2. Within maximum period of three years, the percentage of 4C certified coffee in the package must reach 90% at least
  3. In case the brand contains less than 90% of 4C certified coffee, the 4C logo must be used in combination with a corresponding disclaimer

Application Process for Logo Use