At the age of 17, young Raimondo left Smyrna, his hometown in Western Turkey and one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean. The year was 1918 and like many other immigrants, he left his hometown searching for better opportunities in the New World, leaving behind a shredded Europe in the aftermath of the First World War.

He set off to Brazil where, overcoming challenges, he quickly became involved with the coffee trade in the Paraíba Valley. His commitment and passion for coffee, which was the largest Brazilian export product at the time, led him to become a great specialist in the field in less than 15 years in the country.

In 1933 Raimondo was hired by Fincoffee Company, where over the years he gained extensive experience in the green coffee international export sector.

In the following years, Raimondo passed on to his son Aron not only his knowledge, but also his passion for coffee. Keeping up with his father’s entrepreneurial spirit, in 1969 Aron acquires Comexim, a coffee trade company founded in 1960 and turns it into a thriving family business. Currently the business is managed by the third and fourth generations of the family, who are taking forward Raimondo’s legacy.

Coffee stock exchange building and shipping of coffee
bags in the city of Santos (São Paulo) in 1925.

Linha do Tempo

  • 1918

    Raimondo arrives in Brazil and starts working in the green coffee export sector.
  • 1969

    The family purchases Comexim, a traditional company in the coffee sector, and takes over the business.
  • 1991

    The third generation of the family joins the management team and gives new momentum to the company, installing a coffee grain purchase office in Ouro Fino (MG) and renting a warehouse with a monthly capacity of sorting six thousand 60 kg bags.
  • 1995

    A new 3,500 m2 warehouse starts operating, with the capacity to store 150 thousand bags and to sort 100 thousand bags per month. Currently, the total warehouse area is 10,000 m2.
  • 2000

    As part of the diversification of the Group's activities, Comexim opens its own transport company.
  • 2010

    The transport company expands its fleet to 42 own trucks and more than 30 vehicles from service providers.
  • 2011

    A year of many achievements for the company: record sales, with a 50% increase over the last 5 years, and a 35% export record of coffee awarded with sustainability certifications.
  • 2014

    Comexim starts to operate in the specialty coffee market.
  • 2015

    Increase in DDP, DAT and EXW sales.
  • 2016

    The company obtains certification for its organic coffees.
  • 2017

    Business expansion: opening of Comexim USA, with an office in New York State. Launch of the Ouro de Minas Special Coffees Project
  • 2018

    Opening of the purchasing unit located in Varginha / MG.

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