Corporate coffee

Dunkin Donuts still has no eco-friendly certified coffee, but has continued greenwashing.

Revised on March 1, 2015

JM Smuckers, owner of Folgers and other grocery and convenience coffee brands, has a lousy sustainability record. Here’s an update on shareholder pressure to get with the program.

Revised on April 9, 2016

Let’s try this again

by JulieCraves on March 15, 2012

Shareholders will again propose that Smucker’s develop a coffee sustainability plan JM Smucker Co., owner of coffee brands including Folgers, Millstone, Kava, and Café Bustelo, is the fourth largest buyer […]

Revised on December 11, 2015

Industry report shows five

Revised on December 11, 2015

News from big roasters, about big plans, with some science, sustainability, and a self-portrait tossed in.

Revised on February 21, 2015

How much eco-certified coffee do the world’s major coffee roasters purchase?

Revised on April 9, 2016

The Fair Trade USA/FLO break-up and its ramifications is seeping into the mainstream media. Recently, for example, the New York Times published an article on the debate on the future […]

Revised on February 8, 2013

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 June 15, 2015

Smucker’s, owner of Folgers, Millstone, and Dunkin Donuts brands, is dead last among the major coffee corporations in sustainability reporting and certified coffee purchases. And that is saying something.

Revised on March 1, 2015

Some tidbits from the big four: J.M. Smucker Completes Acquisition of Rowland Coffee. Smucker will now own Café Bustelo and Café Pilon as well as Folgers. Yippee. Sara Lee in […]

Revised on March 5, 2016

After the Harvest

by JulieCraves on May 15, 2011

When discussing the problems associated with commodity coffee, and why you need to pay a little more to make sure people and the environment are protected, I’ve actually had people […]

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

30% of mainstream, corporate coffee falls under the very minimal standards of the 4C Code. Which means most of it doesn’t, and what that implies is appalling.

Revised on September 5, 2015

News items from Kraft and Smuckers.

Revised on August 14, 2011

Report on how much certified, sustainably-grown coffee was produced and sold worldwide in 2008, broken down by major buyer. As it turns out Starbucks buys nearly twice as much verifiable, sustainably-grown coffee than the four largest coffee buyers in the world combined.

Revised on January 25, 2016