Factors to be considered while choosing coffee supplier
• How long has the company operated in this sphere
The longer they’ve been in business, the higher the possibility that they have formed reputation that you should take into consideration. This can also provide you with an idea of the quality of the products the company supplies. Always request product samples to estimate it before ordering and making a deal with the company.
• Which countries does the supplier export to
This factor may show reliability too. If some countries permanently uses services of the particular company it is more likely that this very supplier offers quality products.
• What is the minimum order they can provide
When buying coffee beans from a Vietnamese wholesaler, you also need to be sure that they will be able to provide you the necessary quantity of beans in future. You can find out if they can supply large quantities: the more they offer the more secure and reliable they are.
• Do they have any quality certifications
It is extremely important to check whether supplied coffee beans are certified. Obtaining such certificates as ISO, HACCP, VietGAP, and UTZ shows that the company provides good-quality coffee beans. It will be great bonus to have HALAL certificate too.
• Learn about logistic process
Ask how they monitor their shipments and inform you about where your coffee beans are in the shipping process. Figure out what are shipping times, guarantees, what happens if there are delays; ask about payment method, deliver terms, etc. If they offer many options to overcome some problems during the shipping process, they have quite flexible distribution system.