Retail and specialty roasters

Unfortunately, Caribou no longer discloses the amount of coffee they buy, but it is still all Rainforest Alliance certified.

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Keurig Green Mountain is buying more and more coffee, but less of it is eco-certified.

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K-Cups still can’t be recycled. Same old, same old.

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Some greenwashing in the Keurig Green Mountain sustaianbility report.

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What is a certified B Corp, and which coffee companies have the certification?

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An update on the accelerating pace of land use for coffee growing in China and its environmental impact.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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A look at Archer Farms brand coffee by Coffee Bean International, available at Target.

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Sips: Starbucks news

by on June 26, 2012

Starbucks news: the good, the better, and the ugly.

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Industry report shows five

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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.

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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.

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