Corporate coffee

Keurig settles lawsuits regarding the recyclability of K-Cups.

The New York Times Magazine published a well-written account about the ongoing illegal coffee growing in Sumatra’s Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The article focuses on the Wildlife Conservation Society’s […]

Revised on October 6, 2021

Nestle, owner of Nespresso and Nescafe, reveals how much coffee it purchased last year, and how much was traceable to source.

Revised on January 8, 2022

An update on McDonald’s coffee sustainability efforts.

Revised on November 29, 2020

Slave labor in your cup

by JulieCraves on March 7, 2016

The British newspaper The Guardian published an article this week, “Nestlé admits slave labour risk on Brazil coffee plantations.”The subtitle sums it up: “Nestlé and Jacobs Douwe Egberts say beans […]

Revised on October 6, 2021

More repetitive word salad.

Revised on January 8, 2022

An overview of the environmental and social requirements for producers in the Nespresso’s AAA Sustainable Quality Program.

Revised on January 8, 2022

In return for financial support that represents a tiny fraction of profits, large corporations are receiving ”endorsements” in the form of product badges promoting health benefits or sustainability efforts — despite the fact that many of these corporations have rotten sustainability records.

Revised on January 8, 2022

Merger of two mega coffee companies could mean a huge percentage of the world’s coffee will be controlled by only two companies.

Revised on January 15, 2022

5.1% of world coffee production is 4C certified, the weakest, lowest-bar standard available.

Revised on November 14, 2019

Is it Groundhog Day? Another tired sustainability report from the owner of Folgers.

Revised on January 8, 2022

A corporate sustainability report from Nestlé that is overwhelming in scope and underwhelming in true sustainability efforts for coffee.

Revised on January 8, 2022

JM Smucker’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report offers nothing new on their coffee plans.

Revised on January 8, 2022

McDonald’s to promote their coffee sustainability efforts.

Revised on February 5, 2022

McDonald’s buys more eco-certified coffee and has a stronger commitment to coffee sustainability than most big coffee companies.

Revised on January 8, 2022