Caribou Coffee

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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Revised on May 26, 2014

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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Revised on March 23, 2014

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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Revised on April 18, 2012

Caribou Coffee recently announced that it will be sourcing all of its beans from Rainforest Alliance certified farms by the end of 2011.

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Revised on November 2, 2010

Caribou Coffee sources over 50% of its beans from Rainforest Alliance certified farms, and they are included in at least eight of their offerings; their Guatemala El Socorro is 100% RA certified. On April 22, 2009, in honor of Earth…

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Revised on November 2, 2010

Caribou’s 100% Rainforest Alliance certified Colombian offering is a tasty, sustainable selection.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

In a previous post, I mentioned that one of my favorite aspects of the recent SCAA conference was tasting the ten finalists in the Roasters Guild 2008 Roasters Choice Tasting Competition.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Caribou Coffee’s latest Roastmaster Reserve is Panama Maunier, from Panama’s Boquette region in Chirqui province.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Coffee from Ecuador is something you don’t see every day. Here is a Caribou offering.

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Revised on June 8, 2011

Organic and Fair Trade Rainforest Blend from Caribou Coffee.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Caribou Coffee, based in Minneapolis with stores in 15 states, announced last July that it was partnering with Rainforest Alliance (RA) to provide certification for much of their coffee. They expected 20% of their coffee to be certified by the…

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Revised on December 3, 2010