Corporate coffee

A compilation of all the posts I have done on major coffee brands, retailers, coffee shops, and fast food coffee…so far.

Revised on January 18, 2013

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

Revised on December 11, 2018

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 October 4, 2017

Industry report shows five

Revised on December 11, 2018

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 December 5, 2018

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 December 13, 2018

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 December 10, 2018

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 May 18, 2019

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 December 9, 2018

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 May 31, 2019

News items from Kraft and Smuckers.

Revised on August 14, 2011