I have written a post at Daily Coffee News providing an overview and fresh update on the coffee sourcing standards of Starbucks, known as the CAFÉ Practices program. Check it […]
An update on the accelerating pace of land use for coffee growing in China and its environmental impact.
Starbucks news: the good, the better, and the ugly.
Industry report shows five
Starbucks has been assessing the impacts of its CAFÉ 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.
Starbucks will discontinue their Organic Shade Grown Mexico coffee when their new Blonde roasts are rolled out early next year.
News from Starbucks, featuring the announcement of a company-operated farm in China.
A review of the environmental criteria in Starbucks green coffee sourcing guidelines finds they are as good as or better than some other popular certifications.
Some recent sustainability-related news regarding Starbucks: Starbucks has a new Conservation International-branded loyalty card. Every time a customer uses a CI Starbucks card from now through the end of 2010, five cents will go to Conservation International for forest preservation….
Last year, Counter Culture Coffee launched its Direct Trade program. They also strarted rolling out their current line of packaging: brown kraft-like valve bags with a sleeve that has nice origin-appropriate art, a map on one side panel showing the…
Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #41. Starbucks Organic Shade Grown Mexico is produced by around 900 small farmers on 3200 ha of land in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas . Many of the…
Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #29. Starbucks Black Apron Exclusive: Organic Lomas Al Rio (Costa Rica). This review is a tad out of the ordinary for two reasons. First, I don’t buy coffee from…
The Sacramento Bee has published an in-depth report by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Knudson exploring Starbucks and its Ethiopian relationships.
Last month, I posted about the latest Starbucks Black Apron selection, from Zambia’s Terranova Estate, owned by the Street family. Warren Street was kind enough to leave a long comment on the post, giving more detail on things I found…