ED&F Man Commodities is a global agricultural commodities trade house. We source, store, process, ship and distribute a range of agricultural products including coffee, sugar, molasses and animal feed. We trade those products around the world, and with some, we process and brand them for industrial customers and the supermarket shelves.

Our group consists of 3 lines of business, each specialising within a specific commodity as follows:


Volcafe is one of the largest global traders of Arabica and Robusta coffees, providing the beans for 80 billion cups of coffee each year. Drawing on our long history in the coffee trade, we aim to be the world’s best coffee partner.

Our expertise spans green coffee procurement and preparation, quality control, risk management, and logistics. Our network of buying and selling offices covers over 90 percent of world production.

Volcafe’s Sustainability Strategy works in three areas to achieve sustainable profitability for farmers, promote regenerative practices to combat climate change and support thriving communities through responsible citizenship.


ED&F Man Liquid Products (MLP) is the leading global trader of molasses and associated products. We are also the world’s largest distributor of molasses based liquid animal feeds as well as being leaders in beet pulp pellets and fish oil. We directly and indirectly feed over 20 million animals per day, forming a key part of global livestock production as well as also fuelling the fermentation industry. Drawing on our long history in molasses trading and feed production, we aim to be the world’s best supply partner.

Our expertise spans molasses and sugar co-product sourcing, animal feed manufacture, shipping and logistics, quality control, risk management, technical and nutritional expertise. Our network of trade and distribution offices makes us the global leader in our sectors.


ED&F Man Sugar is one of the largest traders of sugar in the world, moving over 6,000,000 tonnes of sugar per year. With core teams based in offices across the globe, ED&F Man sources and supplies raw sugar to refineries worldwide, is one of the largest receivers of white sugar on the London Commodity Exchange in recent years and is a leader in the distribution of added value, certified sustainable speciality sugars.

Our global network of specialist teams has a deep understanding of the sugar supply chain, providing management for logistical execution, quality control, risk management and financial services expertise. With these skills ED&F Man Sugar is the perfect partner for anyone looking to buy, sell or move any quality of sugar, anywhere in the world.

“I have been working for Volcafe for over a decade now, and what I value the most is the relationships you build, not only with teammates around the globe, but also within your community and how connecting the supply chain can make a positive impact on farmers lives”

Maria Morales, General Manager, Guatemala, Coffee

As a company, ED&F Man values employees’ work-life balance and promotes a holistic approach in motivating their best work. ED&F Man / Volcafe offered me the opportunity to work with extremely smart people and perform challenging work. There has never been a time when I have been disappointed. A unique aspect of ED&F Man is the level of talent combined with a willingness to share and learn from each other’s expertise. ED&F Man is a company I am really proud of and great place to work. Because of the company’s culture and values, we as employees feel passionate about our careers and grow professionally. The last 7 years have been awesome in the company, and I look forward to working for many more years to come.”

Chalapathi Maralur, General Manager Bangalore & Head Of Agronomy Coffee, India, Coffee

If you’re intellectually curious, up for a challenge and self-directed in your approach you will thrive in this diverse and multicultural business where no two days are ever alike and you really do have the opportunity to shape the future in a fascinating, global business.

Adrian Osbourn, Head of Learning and Development, United Kingdom, Corporate

No day is the same working in such a dynamic industry and entrepreneurial environment. With our global presence, career opportunities are endless.

Dionne Cobelens, Trader, Netherlands, MLP

“With a diversity of clients spread across different regions, working with ED&F Man Sugar will allow you to visit, trade, and understand various regions within the soft commodity world; all the while allowing you to display your entrepreneurial skills when the opportunity arises.”

Issam Zeitoun , Trader, United Kingdom, Sugar