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Dongsuh Foods Buys 12,000 tons of Colombian Coffee Beans Annually
The Reason for Colombian Ambassador’s Visit
Dongsuh Foods Buys 12,000 tons of Colombian Coffee Beans Annually
  • By Lee Song-hoon
  • July 17, 2018, 12:57
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Dongsuh Foods Corps Vice President Kjell Ruth (left), Colombian Ambassador Juan Pablo Rodriguez (center), and Dongsuh Foods Corps CEO Lee, Gwang-bok (right) are posing for photo before the time of fellowship talking.
Dongsuh Foods Corps Vice President Kjell Ruth (left), Colombian Ambassador Juan Pablo Rodriguez (center), and Dongsuh Foods Corps CEO Lee, Gwang-bok (right) are posing for photo before the time of fellowship talking.

Dongsuh Foods Corps stated on July 13 that Colombian Ambassador Juan Pablo Rodriguez visited its headquarters in Mapo-gu, Seoul.

Ambassador Rodriguez visited Dongsuh Foods Corps together with Augusto Castellanos, the representative of Tourism, Foreign Investment and Export Promotion (PROCOLOMBIA) in Korea, and Commercial Attache Sergio Rubio.

Ambassador Rodriguez, who had been newly appointed in February, showed gratitude to Dongsuh Foods Corps, which imports the most amount of Colombian coffee beans in Korea, and discussed the current use of Colombian coffee beans during the visit.

Dongsuh Foods Corps imports 12,000 tons of Colombian coffee beans every year. This accounts for approximately 50 percent of the country’s total import of Colombian coffee beans.

Dongsuh Foods Corps uses Colombian coffee beans in various coffee products such as Maxim Kanu, Mocha Gold, and T.O.P, etc., which are its main products, to serve consumers with rich flavor and aroma of coffee.

Ambassador Rodriguez expressed, “We are thankful to have been able to introduce the excellency of the Colombian coffee beans to Korea through the Dongsuh Foods Corps products,” adding, “I hope that the interest in Colombian coffee increases with continuous cooperation with Dongsuh Foods Corps.”

Lee Gwang-bok, CEO of Dongsuh Foods Corps, responded saying “The company will continue to introduce and serve consumers with coffee with rich flavor and aroma based on Colombia’s world-class coffee beans and Dongsuh Foods Corps’ technical skills.”

Meanwhile, Dongsuh Foods Corps has received an award of merit plaque from PROCOLOMBIA for its contribution to improving the national image of Colombia and enhanced trade exchanges between South Korea and Colombia, by using Colombia’s name in its canned coffee product, “Maxwell House Colombiana.”