Trading as a Service

Whether you need to move goods across continents, finance and insure cargoes, build inventories in consumption markets or hedge commodity prices, you can count on the Almacena service. We manage the risks and we take the responsibility. You pay for the service you use in full transparency and benefit from our global rates.

Logistics

Almacena logistics partners move the coffee from any FOT African location to our warehouses in Belgium, UK, Spain and Dubai. Physical checks and mobile scans using own mobile app ensure we can trace the route of the coffee and confirm authenticity of information.

Insurance

We work with AON and Amica to provide global marine cargo insurance for all type of commodities from origin till end destination. You benefit from our global rates and our partners professional services and know-how.

Hedging

Access to all major commodity exchanges via our partner broker, hedging services and execution via Goldman Sachs.

Import Services

Almacena assists importers with all required to bring coffees they like from origin to destination – price fixation, documents handling, L/C opening, logistics, quality controls, sampling and risk management, customs clearing and more.

Quality control

Almacena surveyors provide on the spot checks, product sampling and intermediary stock inspections at cleaning stations, inland warehouses and ports of export or destination to give you full risk mitigation every step of the green coffee supply chain.

Immagazzinaggio

Store your coffee, cocoa and other commodities in exchange licensed warehouses in our hubs in Antwerp, Barcelona and Dubai. Other locations available upon request.

Finance

On Almacena, you can benefit of up to 120 days of finance for commodities handled by us. Terms and conditions available to approved users and subject to additional due diligence.

Sales & Distribution

Via our agent network and own staff we provide coffee sales and distribution services for conventional and specialty coffees.

Altro sulla Tecnologia

As with all things new, technology plays an important part in our journey and is key to enable impact. Technology keeps changing our world and we want to use the latest developments to make impact investing available to ordinary people, more secure and efficient and fully scalable. New developments and collaborative technologies like smart paper / NFC tags, DLT and cloud services are an integral part of Almacena Platform approach.

Our Technology

We combined our expertise and experience to create an innovative platform offering.

  • Intuitive user experience on Desktop and Mobile browsers optimized for slow internet connections
  • Blockchain to preserve immunity of data with daily timestamp
  • User Dashboard offering full visibility on transaction and aggregate level
  • Secured cloud infrastructure (AWS), encrypted SSL communication
  • NFC tags for product traceability and geolocation tracking

Our Roadmap

Making commodity trade more efficient, more transparent and less risky for both sides of the trade.

  • Fully digitizing the supply chain from smallholder farmer to end buyer
  • Value creation from cost efficiencies and risk mitigation
  • Financial inclusion for smallholder producers and access to off-shore markets for origin exporters
  • Responsible and sustainable sourcing for impact creation via state-of-the-art technology
  • Impact verification and tracking with IRIS integration and mobile payment management to record actual benefit for origin producers

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