Contact and Imprint

The operator of this website is the German Coffee Association. The largest network for coffee companies in Europe.

Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V.
Steinhöft 5-7
20459 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40-3742361-0

Board of Directors:
John Brands, Bent B. Dietrich, Bernd Schopf, Dr. Frank Strege

Chief Executive Officer:
Holger Preibisch

General Director:
Prof. Dr. Johannes Hielscher, LL.M. (Stockholm)

Entry in Register of Associations:
Register number VR 4043
Hamburg Register of Associations
Local Court of Hamburg
Caffamacherreihe 20
20335 Hamburg

VAT identification number:
DE 118721246

Tax identification number:

The website of the Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V. contains links that refer to websites of other providers. If you follow these links, you leave the pages of the German Coffee Association, which is not responsible for the content of these external pages and therefore assumes no liability for them.

Information on online dispute resolution in accordance with Art. 14 Para. 1 ODR-VO:
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS), which you can find at Our e-mail address is:

Information on consumer dispute resolution according to § 36 VSBG:
We will not participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board within the meaning of the Consumer Dispute Settlement Act and are not obliged to do so.


Privacy Policy

The controller for data processing within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is the Deutsche Kaffeeverband e.V., Steinhöft 5-7, D-20459 Hamburg (hereinafter also “we” or “us”).

Personal Data
We only collect personal data if you provide this information voluntarily.

Enquiries via email
We collect your data for the purpose of handling your enquiry. The data processing is based on Article 6 (1) (a) or (f) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is in responding to your enquiry. The data will not be transmitted to any third parties. The data will be stored by us for as long as necessary for the purposes of processing it and to comply with data retention obligations under applicable commercial and tax laws. You have the right to object at any time to the use of your data for contacting purposes.

Your rights
You are entitled to request information about the data we have stored about you and, if the data is inaccurate, to request the correction or, in the case of inadmissible data storage, the deletion of the data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. In Hamburg, this is the following authority:
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Ludwig-Erhard-Str 22 (7th floor), 20459 Hamburg, telephone: 040 42854-4040, fax: 040 42854-4000, e-mail:

Contact information for the data protection officer at the German Coffee Association
Steinhöft 5-7, 20459 Hamburg, phone: 040 3742361-0, fax: 040 3742361-11, email:

Standard data
When you use our website, our web server generally does not record your full IP address and the domain name of the computer used. The server is configured in such a way that the information required for individual identification is not automatically logged. Therefore, no personal or personally identifiable data can be created on our servers.

The server of the German Coffee Association does not log any data that would allow users to be individually identified. You can use the online offer of the German Coffee Association anonymously or under a pseudonym.

Only in the event of attempted misuse or server errors is it possible for a so-called log file to be started for error analysis. The IP address, the specific address of the page you called up, possibly the page from which you called up the website of the German Coffee Association (link source), the transmitted identifier of the browser, and the system date and time of the page call can be recorded. This data will be deleted immediately after the error has been rectified and will only be used to analyze the error. The German Coffee Association cannot link the log data to a person.

Statistical evaluation

Tracking via Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. We are thus pursuing the interest of a needs-oriented design of our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f) GDPR. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you will if applicable not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by clicking on the following link (http:// and install the available browser plugin.

Use of Facebook Custom Audience
The website uses the “Custom Audiences” function of Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”). This means that users of the website can be shown interest-based advertisements (“Facebook Ads”) when they visit the social network Facebook or other websites that also use the process. We are thus pursuing the interest of a needs-oriented design of our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f) DSGVO.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and are therefore informing you according to our state of knowledge: By integrating Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have visited the corresponding website of ours, accessed our website, or clicked on one of our advertisements. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, there is a possibility that the provider will find out and store your IP address and other identifiers.

We do not transmit any (hashed) e-mail addresses to Facebook, and we do not carry out any kind of automatic, extended comparison in which further user data would be transmitted.

Third party information: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. Terms of Use:, overview of data protection:

Links to other websites
If an external website is called up by the German Coffee Association (external link), the external provider may receive information from the user's browser as to which of our websites the contact was made from. The external provider is solely responsible for this data.