Who we are

ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF) was first conceived by a group of passionate ASEAN coffee industry players who are in constant pursuit of improving and developing the quality of ASEAN’s coffee beans, so as to compete in the world stage.

The inaugural meeting was held at Pattaya, Thailand in early 2010 where the members held their first brainstorming session on what they could do together in order to promote ASEAN coffee via a common vehicle, ACF. A subsequent meeting was held in Pakse, Laos on the 5th August 2010 where member country from Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and Malaysia signed the historical Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inking the pro temp formation of the Federation.

The following year, ACF welcomed its 6th member country, the Philippines, making ACF a stronger voice representing the ASEAN coffee scene.

On the 14th March 2013, Singapore, the formal formation of the ASEAN Coffee Federation was completed with its adoption of the Federation’s Constitution by the Board which had also held its inaugural constitutional election of coffee bearers with the President of Singapore Coffee Association (SCA), Mr Victor Mah, elected as the Founding President of ACF.


To be the Key Industry Representative of ASEAN’s Coffee Industry

Objectives & Mission

  • To establish a platform for common dialogue through regular meetings
  • To educate farmers in productivity improvements
  • To share market information about coffee on a global scale
  • To share the best farms practices through implementation & certification through GAP for coffee
  • To promote ASEAN coffee to the world

Our Board Members (2017/2019)


Mr Victor Mah, Singapore Coffee Association


Mr Meechai Amornpathanakul, Barista Association of Thailand


Mr A. Syafrudin, Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia

Honorary Secretary

Mr Emmanuel Torrejon, Philippines Coffee Board

Honorary Treasurer

Mr Alain Sengkeopraseuth, Lao Coffee Association

Board Member

Mr Justin Metcalf, Aurigin Pty Ltd

Mr Phaibul Kitcharoen, Barista Association of Thailand

Mr Ho Chee Wu, Bunn-o-Matic Corporation

Ms Carol Litdang, Lao Coffee Association

Mr Yip Leong Sum, Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association

Mr Victor Leong, Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association

Mr Nicholas A. Matti, Philippines Coffee Board

Ms Kimberly Yer, Singapore Coffee Association

Mr Kasmito, Specialty of Coffee Association of Indonesia

Ms Varri Sodprasert, Thai Coffee Association

Mr Luong Van Tu, Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association

Ms Grace Tsui, Taiwan Coffee Association (Co-opted)