Sustainable coffee growing – fair partnerships

For Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee (DEK), it is important that all bean buying and trading processes run properly and fairly. That is why we are involved in organisations that are committed to fair trade coffee and sustainability. Many of our products have seals to show for it.

Fair trade coffee for good working conditions

Fair trade with coffee ensures that small growers can earn a living from growing coffee even when prices are fluctuating on the global market. Growers come together in cooperatives which offer them clear benefits.

Ear4U-Complaints procedure:

Together for a sustainable and better future for the coffee industry

Moving more together and collectively making a difference: The protection of human rights and the environment in the coffee supply chain are close to our hearts. That is why we have joined forces with other companies in the coffee sector under the umbrella of the German Coffee Association. Our common goal is to improve the sustainability of the coffee supply chain and to fulfil our due diligence obligations in accordance with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz). With this goal in mind, the joint complaint procedure Ear4U was launched. Ear4U can be reached via online form, hotline and free app. Clear and comprehensible: Further information about the procedure can be found on the website

Sustainable growing

Sustainably grown coffee is grown on plantations in mixed cultivations that ensure a pleasant climate and better soil. This type of cultivation saves water and increases the yield from harvests. The coffee is picked by hand, which guarantees that only ripe coffee berries are selected and processed.

Responsible handling of the resources and the living conditions of producers in the growing countries are an important foundation for the future.


The coffee is roasted, ground and extracted under constant supervision.

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Quality management

We perform systematic checks according to international standards.

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Green coffee – the source

We procure our coffee from the best
growing regions.

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