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Coffee

We annually process and export over 30 million pounds of “Specialty” coffee, the world’s highest quality Arabica coffee as identified by the Specialty Coffee Association’s Green Coffee Classification scale. Our product quality and processes ensure a consistent supply line that consistently delights our customers.

CBI’s focus on sustainability and the creation of a robust coffee value chain is obvious during visits to our operations, subsidiaries, and affiliates. This focus is core to our success in sourcing, processing, and marketing specialty and high-grade commercial coffee.

In 2024, CBI expanded its product portfolio into Robusta Coffee. This business focuses on sourcing, processing, and supplying Robusta coffee from the Sumatra region.

CBI current coffee origins

NORTHERN SUMATRA

NORTHERN SUMATRA

Northern Sumatra coffees are some of the heaviest, smoothest, and most complex coffees in the world.  Supply is limited and difficult to obtain making it one of the most sought after sources.

Sulawesi

Sulawesi

Sulawesi coffee has a lighter body, smooth buttery quality, and higher acidity, with complex and earthy flavors. Sulawesi is also known for its "herbal" qualities.

Aceh

Aceh

Aceh coffee is a strong-bodied, premium blend that is valued for its complexity and rarity. Aceh coffees are special and specific to the territory’s terrain, tradition, and culture due to their wet-hulled/semi-washed process.

East Timor

East Timor

East Timor coffee is often described as having a medium to full body, with an expansive taste and vibrant, yet low-toned acidity. Like Aceh, East Timor coffee is certified as organic.

Headline for Commitment

Involved at every operating level in the country of origin, the coffee team continually identifies opportunities to improve quality and increase efficiency.

Partner with growers to improve the quality and standards at the supplier level

Our goal is to establish long-term relationships which ensure our farmers/suppliers have the skill required to produce exceptional quality coffee cherries and are rewarded for that quality.

Maximize the value of the product we procure

Maximize the value of the product we procure through our state-of-the-art processing facilities and deliver coffee that produces an exceptional cup.

Earn and maintain certifications

Earn and maintain certifications that affirm CBI’s focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Market our premium coffees to importers and roasters around the world

Our goal is to establish long-term strategic relationships with importers (wholesalers, retailers, roasters, etc.) who want the highest-grade coffee and a reliable supply source.

Maintain continuous communication with the value chain

Maintain continuous communication with the value chain to effectively deliver on our clients’ exacting standards for quality, delivery timelines, and pricing.

Maximize the value of the product we procure through our state-of-the-art processing facilities

Maximize the value of the product we procure through our state-of-the-art processing facilities and deliver coffee that produces an exceptional cup.

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