SINCE 1989

Developing our coffee supply chains in order to enhance quality and character of our coffees whilst delivering positive and sustainable impact for our farmer suppliers and their communities

Our Company

Starting life in the 1970s as a purveyor of fine teas and coffees from East and Southern Africa, CTCS has evolved over 30 years to become a specialised supplier of high-quality conventional and certified green coffee beans to roasters in over 30 markets worldwide. Our success is defined by a combination of our long-term partnerships with growers and millers in the world’s best coffee producing origins; our simple, fair and transparent approach to sustainable pricing; and our dedication to positive social and environmental impact in the rural communities in which we work.

4,000 MT East African Coffees in 2020


19,000 Shade Trees Planted


9,000 trained in Good Agricultural Practices in 2020


5 Wet Mills refurbished in 2019 & 2020

10 Beehives installed in Tanzania in 2020

650 Acres Re-forested in 2020

Our 3 Goals:

  1. Commitment to Partnership: Creating relationships in our supply chains that enhance efficiencies and strengthen the bonds between our suppliers and customers.
  2. Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing: Continually investing in new projects to deliver coffee that benefits farmers, consumers and the environment.
  3. Working for our Customers: Enhancing our reputation in the market as a reliable supplier of value coffees with high quality standards delivered to roasters worldwide.

Our Roles and Value Addition


  • Project design & execution
  • In-country teams & long-term supply chain partnerships
  • Tailor made products and packaging

Quality Control

Quality Control
  • Q-Grading
  • Import & export quality control
  • Advice on blend development


  • Certification and farming inputs
  • Project finance for farmers & retailers
  • Working capital payment terms


  • Mixed container
  • Container shipping
  • Air freighting
  • Break bulking
  • Inventory management

What's Happening

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