Swiss Coffee Trade Association 2023


Here are some highlights of the 14th Swiss Coffee Trade Association Forum & Dinner in Basel, which was attended by some of our traders from different operations. This year's theme incorporated the themes of a "World of opportunities - resilience and reinvention", something that we as ECOM are proud of being able to represent.





Specialty Coffee Association Japan 2023


At the end of September, our ECOM Village was present at the 20th Specialty Coffee Association’s event in Japan. This event is the largest specialty coffee conference and exhibition in Asia, and we are honored to have participated in its 20th edition! 


For the Tokyo event, we brought together some members of the ECOM specialty family from Japan, Mexico, and Costa Rica to present their best coffee through multiple daily cuppings, and share our expertise in the coffee industry. 


It was a great place to connect with our producers, roasters, and artisan coffee makers, as we explored the boundless possibilities that the coffee world has to offer.


Enjoy watching the highlights from the japanese edition of the ECOM Village to see how it went!




ECOM Cotton at the International Cotton Association 


On October 11th and 12th, our ECOM Cotton team gathered with over 700 international cotton professionals at the International Cotton Association’s (ICA) Trade Event and Gala Dinner in Singapore. The two-day event was an opportunity for everyone to come together in a rapidly evolving cotton world. 


The ICA spans across the globe and represents all sectors of the supply chain, and is the world’s leading international cotton trade association and arbitral body. Our team was thrilled to be participating, and connected with industry peers and spent some important time together as a team. 



Opening of our warehouse in Amsterdam 


As part of the continuous improvement efforts to provide world class service to the cocoa powder customers worldwide, ECOM cocoa decided to in-source the cocoa powder warehouse operation in Amsterdam. The objective of this project was to transform an existing 9000 m2 building into a cost-efficient warehouse operation for cocoa powder; including implementation of a warehouse management system. 


Thanks to this new warehouse operation, ECOM Cocoa has more control over the goods flow and can respond quickly to market demands. 


Have a look at our video below!




Lausanne Marathon runners 


On Sunday 29th October, some of the members of our Pully office ran the annual Lausanne Marathon in order to raise funds for the Etoile Filante Foundation. 


Congratulations to our runners Sara, Séverine, Ghada, Sylviane and Lawrence. 



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