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Food Ingredients Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

This programme is aimed at connecting exporters of food ingredients from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam with businesses in the European food industry. There is a lot of demand in Europe for food ingredients.

Exporting coffee to Europe

The European coffee market offers opportunities for exporters. Here you'll find the information you need to help you get your coffee on the European market.

Exporting coffee to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a medium-size coffee market in Europe and plays a major role in European coffee trade. Similar to coffee cultures in other European countries, the Dutch are becoming more interested in convenient and high-quality fresh coffee. This offers opportunities to coffee bars, small roasters with exclusive coffees and suppliers of green coffee beans with unique qualities. In addition, production sustainability and trade sustainability are important to gain access to the Dutch market. Small importers as well as large importers require certified products.

The Belgian market potential for coffee

Belgium is one of the main points of entry and trade hubs for coffee in Europe. It is also an increasingly interesting market for certified coffees, following a consumer trend towards sustainable, traceable and high-quality products. The specialty coffee market in Belgium is also growing, while maintaining the country’s tradition for smaller coffee houses and cafés.

What is the demand for coffee on the European market?

Europe is a large market for coffee. Opportunities for small and medium-sized suppliers from producing countries are best found in the growing specialty coffee market in Europe. Although still a niche market, there is a growing demand for high-quality and single origin coffees.

Exporting sustainable coffee to Europe

The European coffee market is the leading market for sustainability worldwide. Consumers in Europe are increasingly aware of the origin of their coffee and the industry has consistently tried to meet market demands by adopting various sustainability standards (through certification schemes). The most common certification schemes for coffee are 4C, Rainforest Alliance (merged with UTZ in January 2018), Fairtrade and Organic.

What requirements should exporters of sustainable coffee from Indonesia comply with?

Buyer requirements are all the requirements an Indonesian exporter can expect from his potential buyers. When exporting sustainably-sourced coffee to the EU, it is important to have a clear overview of EU legislation and additional, non-legal requirements.

What does the European market for sustainable coffee from Indonesia look like?

Indonesia is the third largest producer of green coffee worldwide, but only a small share is currently produced according to a sustainability standard. At the same time, Europe is the largest global market for sustainably-sourced coffee. This market has also increased strongly over the last years in every retail segment, whether mainstream or niche. As such, Indonesian exporters are faced with growing opportunities and incentives to comply with social and ecological certification schemes which are available on the market.

How to get sustainable Indonesian coffee on the European market?

This module provides Indonesian exporters of sustainably-sourced coffee insights into the ways and means to promote and sell their products on the EU market. Indonesian exporters can find information for decision-making on segments, pricing, communication and finding opportunities to meet buyers and trade promotion bodies.

What trends offer opportunities for exporters of specialty coffee from Uganda?

Speciality coffee is becoming a trend and lifestyle choice in the mid-range to high-end segment of the European coffee market. The growing interest and knowledge about the coffee sector amongst European consumers is creating a unique opportunity for producers and exporters in developing countries such as Uganda. They can meet the increasing demand in high quality coffees.


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