We refine coffee

Since 1931, we have been decaffeinating green coffee and producing natural caffeine.

Welcome @
Coffein Compagnie,
the decaffeinator of your choice

Coffee is part of many people’s daily enjoyment and caffeine should not be a reason for your customers to have to limit it. Decaffeinated coffee is the way for your customers to enjoy your high-quality coffee without restrictions. Thanks to modern decaffeination processes, the cup experience remains unchanged and can be enjoyed without hesitation.

We are your expert partner for decaffeinating green coffee and producing natural caffeine. You can choose between three different decaffeination processes, purchasing decaffeinated, partially decaffeinated, and/or steamed coffees; having your coffees refined or certified as kosher, Fairtrade, or organic etc., logistics concepts tailored to your needs as well as food analysis and quality controlling.

Decaf at your choice! We look forward to hearing from you.

You can rely on the following:

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    Quality

Quality

Our production processes and product quality are subject to the strictest requirements. Our customers’ satisfaction is not only our highest priority here, but also the reason that we are always looking out for ways to improve. Compliance with specifications and food safety are top priorities for us. Our products and processes are safe and are continuously checked and certified accordingly in many ways.

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    Taste

Taste

Our modern, highly selective decaffeination processes leave the coffee beans’ natural aromatic and acidic substances nearly untouched. The differences in taste between your caffeinated coffee and the decaffeinated version can only be detected by those with very experience palates. Blind taste tests have already demonstrated that the differences can hardly be identified. Our trained coffee tasters, including several Q-graders, ensure cup quality by tasting all incoming and refined coffees daily.

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    Service

Service

We are here for you. We support you with our expertise and our service portfolio, whether it is about coffee purchasing, logistics, certifications, food analysis or other decaffeination-related topics. Flexibility and pragmatic quick solutions are mandatory for our customers.

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    Sustainability

Sustainability

For us, it is not only the goal, but also the way that counts. In our Code of Conduct, we have imposed rules on ourselves which we live by every day and which are an incentive for us to operate sustainably and with respect for people and nature.

 

 

 

 

What gives us our edge

Because we are a business-to-business partner, our success is based on the success of our partners and customers. And that’s why we are the world’s leading provider of decaffeinated green coffees and natural caffeine. Coffeine Compagnie’s corporate culture paved the way to becoming the world’s leading coffee decaffeination and natural caffeine manufacturing company:
  • We are at home in the world of coffee.
  • We’re an owner-operated family company and think long-term
  • We respond personally, quickly, and pragmatically
  • Our sites benefit from the exchange of expertise within the corporate group
  • Our global positioning and worldwide network make international partnerships and cooperation possible

Our experience

Produzierte T Kaffee per anno 60%
Zufriedene Kunden weltweit 90%
Export EU 50%
Export US 80%

Our history

1931
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
2020s

1931

Company foundation by Dr. Erich Scheele.

1960s

Expansion through exports of decaffeinated coffee into neighboring European countries

1970s

Expansion through exports into the USA

1980s

Development and introduction of a second decaffeination process with acetic ester

The introduction of decaffeination with ethyl acetate (EA) adds a second process to the range. Ethyl acetate or acetic acid ethyl ester, known as acetic ester for short, is a natural component of roasted coffee and is also formed in the ripening process of fruit.

1990s

Growth of the Coffein Compagnie

The successful export business paves the way for Caffein Compagnie to becoming the world’s largest decaffeinator of coffee.

2000s

Development of the “all-in-one” strategy

The development of the main site in Bremen through modernization and reduction of the ecological footprint are the focus of activities. A strategic alliance with the port service provider J. Müller Weser creates the basis for an all-in-one concept integrating green coffee purchasing and optimized logistics services for just-in-time doorstep delivery of decaffeinated coffee. The investment in Compañía Nacional del Café (CNC) in 2003 and the subsequent full takeover add green coffee specialties from Colombia to Coffein Compagnie’s product range.

2010s

Global development

Building on a good performance in Bremen while halving CO2 emissions, Coffeine Compagnie is expanding its core business with two additional production sites, a sales presence in the USA and incipient activities in the Asian market. In Bremen, preparations are underway to expand the product range by adding a decaffeination process. The traditional activities are supplemented by a new commitment to E-Commerce in roasted coffee.

2015: Foundation of Coffein Compagnie USA Inc.
2018: Acquisition of Hiang Kie Industries Ltd. (HKI), Vietnam
2019: Acquisition of Stabilimento Farmaceutico Cav. G. Testa (Testa)

2020s

BIO Water Decaf transparent

New perspectives:
development and introduction of a third decaffeination process

The introduction of the water decaffeination process adds a BIO process to the process portfolio and thus opens up the possibility for Caffeine Compagnie’s customers to meet a wide range of requirements with their decaffeinated coffees. The new production sites create development opportunities and further improved production reliability.

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Our mission

Our ambition is to offer our global customers high-quality, decaffeinated green coffee. Our selection of decaffeination processes, together with our technical and product-specific knowledge, provides the foundation for this goal. Moreover, we would like to use our specific services to help our customers improve their efficiency and quality while simultaneously establishing environmentally conscious supply chains.

Even in a world of accelerated commerce, our requirements for the quality of our products remain high. At the same time, our customers’ needs and expectations are always our highest priority. We maintain good customer relationships and focus our activities on long-term cooperation. Our respect for and appreciation of our business partners and employees are just as much a matter of course for us as our commitment to our community and the environment.