Corporate coffee

Nestlé, owner of Nespresso and Nescafe, reveals how much coffee it purchased last year, and how much was traceable to source.

An update on McDonald’s coffee sustainability efforts.

Slave labor in your cup

by JulieCraves on March 7, 2016

The British newspaper The Guardian published an article this week, “Nestlé admits slave labour risk on Brazil coffee plantations.”  The subtitle sums it up: “Nestlé and Jacobs Douwe Egberts say […]

Revised on March 11, 2016

More repetitive word salad.

Revised on February 23, 2016

An overview of the environmental and social requirements for producers in the Nespresso’s AAA Sustainable Quality Program.

Revised on April 9, 2016

In return for financial support that represents a tiny fraction of profits, large corporations are receiving “endorsements” in the form of product badges promoting health benefits or sustainability efforts — despite the fact that many of these corporations have rotten sustainability records.

Revised on July 1, 2016

Merger of two mega coffee companies could mean a huge percentage of the world’s coffee will be controlled by only two companies.

Revised on January 25, 2016

5.1% of world coffee production is 4C certified, the weakest, lowest-bar standard available.

Revised on January 25, 2016

Is it Groundhog Day? Another tired sustainability report from the owner of Folgers.

Revised on February 21, 2016

A corporate sustainability report from Nestlé that is overwhelming in scope and underwhelming in true sustainability efforts for coffee.

Revised on June 24, 2015

JM Smucker’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report offers nothing new on their coffee plans.

Revised on March 1, 2015

McDonald’s to promote their coffee sustainability efforts.

Revised on March 1, 2015

McDonald’s buys more eco-certified coffee and has a stronger commitment to coffee sustainability than most big coffee companies.

Revised on March 1, 2015

In their latest corporate responsibility report, Nestlé has made it clear they are not interested in third-party coffee certifications, and that their way is better. Whatever that is.

Revised on June 24, 2015

Massimo Zanetti coffees

by JulieCraves on January 17, 2013

Brands owned: Hills Brothers, MJB, Chock full o’Nuts, and Chase and Sanborn. No transparency, little in the way of eco-friendly coffees despite enormous market share.

Revised on March 23, 2014