Touton first started trading green coffee in Ivory Coast over twenty years ago. The range of origins was rapidly expanded in order to meet the growing needs of the coffee industry throughout the world.
Driven by the development of its coffee business, in 2014 the group acquired Socadec SA, a coffee trading company based in Geneva. In 2016 Socadec becomes Touton Genève.
Touton Genève now offers coffee from some fifteen Robusta and Arabica origins supplied directly from the producing regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The coffee department’s strength builds on its knowledge and strong presence in the producing countries. Touton Genève relies on its African and Asian representative offices and is also working in partnership with local exporters and exclusive other local agents in Africa, Asia and in Latin America. Touton Genève is committed to ensuring the quality of its products and manages the logistics from origin up until delivery.
Touton is committed to the development of a sustainable supply chain that promotes the implementation of good agricultural, economic, social and environmental practices. We provide 4C, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade coffee. We also support and implement sustainability programmes for specific customers.
In 2016 Touton joined 300 other coffee organisations in the Global Coffee Platform. Combining the expansive membership of the 4C Association with the pre-competitive activities of the Sustainable Coffee Program, the Global Coffee Platform is an inclusive multi-stakeholder platform that aims to align the activities of a diverse network of stakeholders towards reaching the sector’s global sustainability commitments.