The coffee story: how goats discovered the coffee bean

The legend says that coffee was discovered by goat herds circa 800 A.D.

Part 1: From Alsace to Basel, and further afield

A look back to the man who started it all: Léopold Louis-Dreyfus

Part 2: Into the uncharted waters of the Industrial Revolution

In Part 2 of our 3-part series about LDC's history we look at milestones of the 18th century

Part 3: Into the new millennium

The final post in our 3-part series about LDC's company history

Part 1: The seed that fed humanity: Wheat’s humble origins

The story of wheat, the second most produced cereal grain in the world

Part 2: The seed that fed humanity: Revolution in modern agriculture

Part 2 of our series focuses on farming innovations that revolutionised the industry

Part 3: The seed that fed humanity: Its global presence

In the 19th century, wheat farmers faced a seemingly impossible challenge

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.

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