The team at International Coffee Traders is led by 3 of Australia’s leading coffee experts, Moises Tawil, Phillip Di Bella and Michael Anapo. Each has their own area of expertise, and they are united by the passion for providing unique coffee experiences.
Photo opposite: The ICT team with other business associates at Aquiares Coffee Plantation in Costa Rica.
Knowledge, like a good coffee, should be shared, so we established International Coffee Traders: primarily to provide roasters with direct access to our extensive network of green bean producers around the globe; but to also offer customers access to our years of experience in operating and marketing successful coffee roasting businesses.
Born in Argentina and with much of his childhood spent in Brazil, Moises was drawn into the world of coffee from a young age. A later move to Italy cemented what would become a life long attraction to the coffee industry, and in particular, the coffee trading process. Becoming a trader in Italy provided Moises with invaluable commercial experience, however with clear memories of his foundations in South America, he sought a new way of sourcing coffee, one that involved working directly with producers at origin and one that returned benefits to the local communities.
When he moved to Australia in 1997, Moises was commissioned by ARC to become their Australian representative. Having traded coffee in four different countries, and having established long standing relationships with producers across all coffee sourcing nations, Moises drew the attention of Phillip Di Bella, a rising star in the Australian coffee world with a focus on high quality, consistent coffee. Moises’ approach to coffee sourcing inspired Phillip to look differently at his own coffee sourcing methods. Moises introduced Phillip to the world of origins, the producers, and how the establishment of direct relationships with producers can benefit the coffee growing community and see improvement in the coffee quality.
In turn, Moises saw a future with a client who didn’t simply buy whatever he was offering as in a typical broker relationship. Here was a client who was asking him to go directly to the origin and source certain products, a client who recognized the value of having consistent access to premium green beans from all over the globe through direct producer relationships.
Phillip di Bella
Phillip Di Bella needs no introduction – he has built one of Australia’s most recognized coffee brands, underpinned by the quest for consistent, quality coffee drinking experiences. Phillip is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, fantastically clever at building brands and understanding the needs of consumers. However Phillip’s vision for International Coffee Traders was about the bigger coffee picture.
When establishing DiBella Coffee, Phillip quickly recognized that quality and consistency were paramount – and to ensure this, he wanted to go beyond the traditional broker method. Phillip believed that the only way to have some level of influence on what the consumer experiences at the end cup was by seeing and understanding where it all originated from. He wanted to source the raw coffee he desired, not simply choose from a broker’s selection. Enter Moises Tawil, a coffee trader with a wealth of experience and a fresh approach to sourcing raw coffee beans.
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Unit 4. 7 O’Connell Terrace
Bowen Hills QLD 4006 Australia
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