Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) is the world’s leading green coffee service group with 50 companies in 26 countries and more than 2,000 employees worldwide. Neumann Gruppe GmbH, the holding company located in Hamburg, directs and coordinates the individual business activities and steers the way forward. The group is privately owned and managed. Michael R. Neumann, son of the founder, grew and developed NKG after taking over the Bernhard Rothfos group in the late 80s. Since 2004, his son David M. Neumann has been steering and diversifying the group with his management team.
A unique network within the coffee sector
NKG is active in all areas of the value chain in green coffee and emphasises its total focus on green coffee as the sole purpose of the companies’ activities. Through its export companies, NKG has direct access to the entire world’s coffee production. With its unique network, NKG serves a highly diversified customer base of about 5,000 roaster clients on all continents, marketing about 10% of coffee consumed worldwide.
A strong partner along the green coffee value chain
The core business of the group consists of trade and distribution of all commercial grade coffees, specialty and certified coffees as well as soluble and other industrialised products.Its operative companies are active in coffee farming, farm management, preparation and milling, exporting, importing, logistics, warehousing and quality control. Other mainstays of NKG’s activities include coffee processing, supply of reliable and transparent market information, financial services, consulting and training in varied forms.
An active driver for a sustainable coffee economy
NKG is the industry leader in the marketing of certified sustainable coffee. To contribute to a truly sustainable coffee business, in 2019, NKG launched its novel long-term lighthouse project NKG BLOOM that will develop farmer livelihood programs in 10 coffee producing countries in the next years. For further information, please visit www.nkgbloom.coffee.In addition, NKG’s global group companies run and support numerous sustainability programs in their home countries. For more information, please refer to NKG’s Responsible Sourcing Report.