How to Start an Import Export Coffee Business

Coffee business is one of the major industries in the world. Many countries are now engaged in the importation and exportation of coffee products. This is because of the immediate and easy availability of coffee products. In Asia alone, most countries are engaged in coffee farming. Resultantly, it becomes easier to put up coffee manufacturing business. Alongside coffee manufacturing business is the exportation and importation of coffee products. Coffee business is an industry which will never die down.

With sufficient amount of funds, facilities, labor, and machineries, it is easy to effectively hurdle a coffee business.

The Goal

Every business, no matter how big or small must have a definite goal or vision. It is the goal that will set up the path of business and what products to offer. It will also guide businesspersons in limiting or extending production and other business aspects. With definite planning, a business can soar and stream with profits.

The Market

Another important consideration in an import/export business is to identify your market. Coffee is a universal product. However, one may produce varied and unique coffee products to suit every age and everyone’s coffee needs. The coffee industry has long been persistent. The competition is therefore tougher. Those intending to start an import/export coffee business will surely have a hard time. As such, it is advised to become more innovative in offering coffee products. Product prices may also be lowered without compromising quality.

The Budget

Coffee business does not regularly require high amount of capital. But those who wish to engage in the importation or exportation of coffee products are required to have higher amount of investment. This is because the production and processing along is costly. Additional expenses will be incurred in the process of selling and distributing coffee products in the international trade. Aside from freight, distribution and packaging costs, licensing and other paper works also requires funding. Funds are also necessary for promotion. Those engaged in import/export business must invest in widespread advertisements. Investing for a company website is a wise decision. While it will entail additional expense on your part, it has a cumulative advertising effect.

Business Counselling

Import and export coffee business is a serious undertaking. It is common for new businesses to fold up early due to lack of planning and poor managerial skills. More problems are to be hurdled if one is engaged in importation and exportation of goods. In this juncture, it is important to also seek advice and help from experts. Establishing link with other companies engaged in import/export then becomes necessary. With the help of financial and business experts, consulates, international players, agents, chambers of commerce and associations, one can better conceptualize what business moves to make.

The Requirements

This business is subject to more stringent policies and government regulation. One engaged in such a business must be well-acquainted in the domestic laws of foreign countries and international commercial laws. Familiarity with these laws makes it easier to file for permits and apply for licenses necessary to import and export goods.


  • Matthew Webster said on February 3, 2014
    A partner and myself are looking to start a business where we import coffee from co-ops in Kenya and supply different chains, roasters and coffee shops in the Northeast. My partner is from Kenya and has put me in contact with people in the coffee export field in Kenya. I can't seem to find the right fda office to get in contact with to figure out what those regulations and I know there's much more to the idea than just that. Any help, guidance or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • Abaho colline said on January 28, 2015
    i am in Uganda Kampala i would like to start coffee export but in need of internal market
  • CarlosGarcia said on February 7, 2015
    I'm from Mexico, I'd like to either import or export coffee. If someone have an offer please contact me, carlosgarciahdez @
  • Martin Masimango said on March 27, 2015
    I like to import coffee from Africa to USA; i need support of knowledge, finance and company to work with. My contact is +17208774614
  • wambui kariuki said on April 7, 2015
    I am looking to start a coffee export to Asia... Korea and in need of fda contacts in Korea
  • Jay P said on June 18, 2015
    We have a coffee production at coorg (India)best quality coffee. we are looking for buyers email me on for more info.
  • anthony khov said on July 11, 2015
    I'm looking for a wholesale coffee production company for a long term business relationship. If you are the right person, please give more information about yourself, phone # and your company address for future reference. Right now, I have not open a business yet, but I'm in the process of looking for a space to rent. As soon as my business is up and running, I will contact you thru email or phone( depend where you live locally or out of country)
  • Nardos Coffee Export said on July 22, 2015
    We, Nardos coffee export, are one of the top coffee exporting companies from Ethiopia, the birth place of Arabica coffee. In addition to our export of green coffee beans, we have experience in exporting coffee husk, or cascara tea to some buyers.
  • Joe Tate said on July 24, 2015
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  • carlos m ardon said on August 13, 2015
    any companies that would like to work together to start a coffee export business from honduras can help set everything up call me at 504 9552 9275
  • Jeremy Lam said on August 15, 2015
    Hello, I am looking to start a coffee exporting business from Hawaii to Europe. I am based in Hawaii and would like to work with partners in Europe. Please contact me 415 606 0633
  • EALKALELEGNA Coffee Export said on September 18, 2015
    EALKALE LEGNA Coffee Export,We export coffee Arabica from Ethiopia to the world.Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Jakony Amnon said on October 8, 2015
    Here is a new coffee company based in Uganda. Principally established in 2015 for export of Arabica coffee, we request advice on establishing foreign markets for exports of Ugandan coffee. We are Uniion Coffee
  • Marly Pauya said on November 11, 2015
    Hello,I'm searching to start a Robusta coffee exporting business from Philippines to Europe.Presently based in Philippines and looking for An European partners please contact me at
  • Lemma Mamo, Mistire said on November 20, 2015
    I am from Mankira/Kaaffa, Ethiopia. We have coffee farm & preparation company. We are looking for a company who can work with us to export coffee. Please call +251919283977
  • Ramon said on December 13, 2015
    I'm from Guatemala and I'm looking to start a business to export coffee from Guatemala to USA. I'm looking for any company that would like to work together. Please contact me at 9707651861 or
  • Sam said on January 4, 2016
    Hi I am Sam and I am in the beginning stages of looking to start a coffee import/ export business from Jamaica to the USA then Hopefully Europe I am seeking assistance, general information, requirements etc I am seeking the right consultant to hire as I embark on this start up. My email is and phone # is 1347 922 0280
  • Kaushik Shetty said on January 21, 2016
    Hello! I am Kaushik from chickmagalur, India. We have coffee plantations and we are planning for export of coffee. First consignment to Russia in the month of March. If anybody interested to buy coffee from India then you can contact me : and my mobile number is:+919980727431
  • Adam's said on March 3, 2016
    Hi,i'm Adam From Indonesia, i would like to start coffee export business to any country in the world, i have big scale of good quality gayo Sumatra coffee such as green bean, Arabica specialty, robusta etc. You can Email me thanks.
  • Willson Mwangi said on May 2, 2016
    We,kuttum coffee limited,are one of coffee export companies from Kenya ,interested in forming new business relationships in selling Kenyan green coffee at very competitive prices ,committed to give quality coffee depending with your demands & following our company believes of professionalism ,pantuality and integrity,we looking forward
  • Oleg said on July 27, 2016
    We are company from Ukraine Pivdenny Holod we have a project for the importation of green coffee on the territory of Ukraine. We are interested in venture financing of our project.
  • Steven Puri said on August 3, 2016
    i am from Papua New Guinea. I own and run a small coffee factory, which I produce green bean. I can supply 12.000 ton in a week. our png market is not good for coffee beans sales! I want to sell my beans direct to any customer either in usa, china and europe. this is my cell#+67579052258
  • Aslam Shaikh said on August 11, 2016
    Hii EveryOne, I am Planning to Start an Exporting A Coffee from India because i am from India so any one who can help me to provide any contact of a person who are dealing in coffee product and can help me to launch my product in any country. and i will provide you the best quality of coffee and the reasonable price. my email id is
  • Daniel said on October 17, 2016
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  • Pramath said on December 5, 2016
    Hi, We provide TOP quality coffee in processed condition for international export from India. Looking for buyers who would indulge in long term business. Contact me at +91-9611015411
  • Aruvind said on March 23, 2017
    Hi I'm AK from Malaysia, I'm supplying Pure 100% Highland Arabica Coffee with supportive documents. If interested do WhatsApp/E-mail : +60184704046/ for more details.
  • Claudia said on April 25, 2017
    Hello from Houston, I am in the process to start import coffee from my country Colombia, I have the contacts there as well as the farmers. My contact email
  • jagdeesh beginner adviser said on July 6, 2017
    I am from coffee plantation background lives in Bangalore. people who are interested in coffee business in India or abroad please contact on my email/8971794418. my email is || Coffee Business Expert

  • billy said on October 9, 2017
    need contractors to import 19 Tons of special quality of green coffee Arabica , if interested contact me on my email
  • Don Vismans said on November 29, 2017
    hi, my name is Don Vismans, i am starting up a coffee exporting business in Papua New Guinea(PNG), which will be exporting high quality PNG green coffee Arabica. i am looking for potential importers; if interested please contact me on my email:
  • Mimi Cassa said on July 31, 2018
    Hi, My name is Mimi, I would like to export coffee from Haiti. If you are interested please contact me at thank you
  • Sam said on March 25, 2019
    Hello, my name is Sam I am from Europa Bosnia territory. if anyone sending coffee to Europa we can sell for You. You also welcome to visit thank you
  • Sam said on March 25, 2019
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  •  said on May 27, 2019
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  • Steven said on November 16, 2019
    Someone who knows about a company or a person who can help me export coffee from Central America to the United States, this is my gmail
  • W & D said on December 27, 2019
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  • Afomia said on January 25, 2020
    hey, I Am importing Ethiopian arebica coffee from Ethiopian if anyone is interested in purchasing coffee beans let me know and we will talk for details. I can be reached at 2028485757
  • layo dachi said on June 9, 2020
    I wanna export coffee from Ethiopia. if you wanna contact me
  • Jyothi S said on December 14, 2020
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  • Emy said on September 21, 2021
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  • kefta said on October 6, 2021
    I am originally from Ethiopia and now live in Houston, Tx. I have contacts directly with farmers who can supply Ethiopian Coffee from Sidamo Region Sidamo Coffee, Yergacheffe, and more. If you are interested, please email me, and I will be happy to work with you All the Best
  • jasaria said on May 18, 2022
    I am providing a coffee bean from Indonesia. Please feel free to contact me if you need any quotation. Thanks.
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