Founded in Hamburg's historic Speicherstadt in December, 1987.
The founder of the company, Bent B. Dietrich, is still the sole shareholder of the company. Together with Andreas Reyelt and Stephan Niesel, they act as managing directors for our group.
The history of the Hamburg Coffee Company spans more than 30 years and begins with its founding in 1987 in Hamburg's Speicherstadt.
Our American subsidiary American Coffee Corporation (Amcof) in New Jersey, USA, is founded as an independent company in 1992.
Amcof is a wholly owned subsidiary of HACOFCO and is responsible for the distribution of green coffee in the North American and Canadian regions.
Sustainability continues to grow in importance within our industry. As early as November 1992, we were the first coffee trading house to join the then newly founded organization TransFair Germany, which is now known as Fairtrade Germany.
In 1994, the company headquarters were moved from Hamburg's Speicherstadt to Zippelhaus 5a.
In 1996, Andreas Reyelt joined as managing director and is still active in the same function at HACOFCO today.
In the 2000s, Hacofco joins the German Coffee Association, where Bent B. Dietrich serves on the executive committee. In addition, various employees are represented on boards and committees, thus contributing to the further development of the entire coffee industry.
We relocate to the modern buildings of the Hanseatic Trade Center in Hamburg's HafenCity.
Partner with Intercontinental Coffee Trading (ICT) in San Diego, California, one of the leading specialty coffee traders in the U.S.
We have been a proud member of the Specialty Coffee Association since 2017 and have been focused on serving the specialty industry ever since.
Stephan Niesel becomes managing director.