Regional Contact

Jens Sorgenfrei
Managing Director


Germany is one of the most significant importing countries for raw coffee and cocoa. Next to this, it is also one of the most important exporters of processed coffee and cocoa products, such as roast & ground vacuum packed coffee and chocolates of all kind. It has a vibrant industry manufacturing goods that consumers appreciate all over Europe and beyond. With Hamburg being the second largest port in Europe, it is of no surprise that Germany is home to both the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe and also Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung.

With about 81.5 million inhabitants and an area of 357,168 km², however, Germany also is the most populous member state in the European Union - the country has an average of 227 people/km². Also, after the United States, it is the second most popular migration destination in the world. This gives rise to numerous challenges as well as opportunities for the country. While nature needs protection and the integration of foreigners is a continuous task, the German society is further developing and the workforce is enriching.  

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung supports these processes first and foremost by enhancing the work of dedicated third parties as partners. Focus is put on the areas of environmental protection and youth. 


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