Jacobs Douwe Egberts/KraftHeinz

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 November 17, 2017

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

Sara Lee and Kraft both announce increases in purchase of certified coffees: what does this mean? Sara Lee Sara Lee (Senseo, Java Coast, Douwe Egberts, etc.) recently announced a five-year […]

Revised on March 1, 2015

In a well-investigated and detailed report (pdf) released yesterday, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) revealed that robusta coffee is being illegally grown in southern Sumatra, with most being purchased by large coffee producers such as Kraft and Nestlé.

Revised on August 27, 2015

Yuban ad campaign

by JulieCraves on October 12, 2006

Yuban coffee may carry the Rainforest Alliance seal, but only 30% of its beans are certified. Do you know where the other 70% come from? Or what kind of company you are supporting when you purchase this coffee?

Revised on March 1, 2015