Who we are
We are a team dedicated solely to coffee and want to share this love with our clients abroad. Let’s embark on a coffee trip of continuous learning and challenging experiences.
Our network of buying agencies and dry mill ensures us access to all the major producing regions of Peru. Modern and well maintained machinery allow for the preparation of any grade and assure adequate exporting qualities.
Upon request we can ship the coffee in bags with the painted logos of our brands or ship coffee with a specific net weight. We can offer a professional and secure milling process to small producer organizations. Our mill is certified to process sustainable and organic coffee.
Our nine buying agencies in strategic producing areas perform the first and most important quality controls. Visual inspection and mathematical analyses are performed and a quality based inventory is managed.
Every client has their own particular requirements and often the coffee has to be prepared to individual order. Our consistent quality concept combined with modern logistic programs accompanies every bean from purchase to shipment.
Social responsibility is important to us. All too often this still seems to be an exception of the rule. Our employees enjoy all the legal, social and medical benefits that the law stipulates.
We like to think that “our people” are all the people involved in the coffee chain.
The closest to us, our staff, is well trained and highly motivated with a healthy dose of caffeine, or should I say, coffee addiction. With so many variables in our business, you’d better be prepared for it.
Coinca senior staff has a minimum of 10 years in the company, which demonstrates their dedication, professional experience and coffee know how.
Coinca counts 43 permanent employees and workers stationed in our dry mill in the North and in our buying agencies spread throughout the coffee producing regions.
Coffee in Peru
Perú is a fascinating country. On its territory many cultures were born, flourished and disappeared. Mysteries abound and unknown civilizations continue to be exposed. In 1997 the “Caral” civilization was announced to be the eldest known civilization of the Americas, dating back to 3.000 b.C. From the 17th century onwards the Spanish ruled until the 1820’s.
Coffee’s share is only 2% of total export revenues. Nonetheless some 1 million people in Perú make a living of it. Only the equivalent of 5% of the total production is being consumed within the country, resulting in a low annual per capita consumption of 400 gr.
Perú is a prominent exporter of raw and concentrated minerals, which constitutes around 59% of total annual exports! And didn’t we already mention that Peruvians are genuine handicraft geniuses?
from where we started
Ekkehard Häusler founded Coinca, standing for Compañía Internacional del Café. Soon after, the commerce of green coffee became nationalized under the military regime of General Velasco. It wasn’t until the early 1980′ that the coffee trade became a freely traded commodity.
Coinca was reborn under a partnership between 3 gentlemen: Ekkehard Häusler, Antonio Baltodano and Michael R. Neumann.
Our own dry mill in Lima was set up and in 2005 a second dry mill in the North, where around 50% of the country’s production originates from.
The combination of local knowledge and international expertise of the world’s leading green coffee service group shaped Coinca into one of the mayor and more reliable suppliers of Peruvian coffee.
Market to market
Coinca plays an essential role of bringing the coffee from the producer to the client abroad. The transformation process of the coffee needs to be on par with the dedication and effort the farmer put in his coffee.
This starts at the reception of the coffee at one of our nine own buying agencies. Knowing the type of coffee we are purchasing, allows us to pay the price the coffee deserves. We know that it takes a long way and a lot of dedication to produce a good coffee. In consequence we feel it is our responsibility to find the best possible market for our producer friends. By this we are generating the mutual confidence which we believe is an essential part of our business.
We supply the most important roasters worldwide, either directly or via our sister companies or non related traders. “Important” roaster doesn’t necessarily mean large size roaster.