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

Revised on November 14, 2019

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 14, 2019

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

Revised on March 14, 2021

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

Revised on May 20, 2021

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 November 14, 2019

Despite mischaracterization in the media, Nespresso has never set actual recycling goals, they have only claimed they would increase capacity to recycle their coffee capsules.

Revised on November 29, 2020

In light of the evidence, lauding Nestlé’s recent announcement to rid its products of deforestation seems premature.

Revised on May 20, 2021

Nestlè strikes again

by JulieCraves on May 14, 2010

The Mexican government and the multinational food conglomerate Nestlè have partnered to increase the production of robusta coffee in nine of Mexico’s states.

Revised on March 4, 2021

Nespresso’s commitment to source 80% of its coffee from Rainforest Alliance certified farms by 2013 represents less than 1% of Nestlé’s coffee purchases.

Revised on March 4, 2021

A report recently announced that Nestlè’s research and development facility in France has developed clones of Robusta coffee plants specific to particular countries. They are distributing them to “countless coffee growers across the globe.” These producers are suppliers of green…

Revised on November 28, 2020

In an article in an Indonesian newspaper, Nestlé and Starbucks both responded to the report that they had been purchasing robusta coffee beans illegally grown in a Sumatran national park in Lampung province. Nestlé A spokesman for Nestlé Indonesia made…

Revised on December 9, 2018

From BBC News: Price increases and sales of Nespresso coffee have helped Nestlé to report record net profits in 2005. …Sales of the high margin Nespresso coffee rose an underlying 36.2%. Nespresso is the espresso pod division; one of the…

Revised on October 30, 2020