Unfortunately, Caribou no longer discloses the amount of coffee they buy, but it is still all Rainforest Alliance certified.
Keurig Green Mountain is buying more and more coffee, but less of it is eco-certified.
K-Cups still can’t be recycled. Same old, same old.
Some greenwashing in the Keurig Green Mountain sustaianbility report.
What is a certified B Corp, and which coffee companies have the certification?
An update on the accelerating pace of land use for coffee growing in China and its environmental impact.
Recent actions by the new owners of Caribou Coffee (Joh. A. Benckiser Group, a private German holding company), seem to indicate a move towards away from sustainably-sourced and 100%-certified coffees. Just what I was afraid of.
Caribou Coffee Co., the first U.S. major coffee company to source all its beans from Rainforest Alliance certified farms has been acquired by a private German holding company.
A compilation of all the posts I have done on major coffee brands, retailers, coffee shops, and fast food coffee…so far.
Allegro Coffee’s latest Special Reserve selection is Nicaragua El Jaguar. This farm preserves a beautiful high-elevation cloud forest, grows coffee in over a dozen plots interspersed with managed forest, and is Rainforest Alliance certified.
A look at Archer Farms brand coffee by Coffee Bean International, available at Target.
Starbucks news: the good, the better, and the ugly.
Industry report shows five
Starbucks has been assessing the impacts of its CAFE Practices coffee sourcing program. While other big coffee companies trumpet their empty sustainability claims, Starbucks has been releasing these reports with a minimum of flag-waving and no attempt at greenwashing.
All the coffee sourced by Caribou is 100% Rainforest Alliance certified. How this stacks up against other major coffee buyers, with a footnote on Caribou stock ownership.