Corporate coffee

Massimo Zanetti coffees

by JulieCraves on January 17, 2013

Brands owned: Hills Brothers, MJB, Chock full o’Nuts, and Chase and Sanborn. No transparency, little in the way of eco-friendly coffees despite enormous market share.

Revised on July 8, 2021

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

Revised on November 23, 2020

Dunkin Donuts still has no eco-friendly certified coffee, but has continued greenwashing.

Revised on March 8, 2021

JM Smuckers, owner of Folgers and other grocery and convenience coffee brands, has a lousy sustainability record. Here’s an update on shareholder pressure to get with the program.

Revised on July 8, 2021

Let’s try this again

by JulieCraves on March 15, 2012

Shareholders will again propose that Smucker’s develop a coffee sustainability plan JM Smucker Co., owner of coffee brands including Folgers, Millstone, Kava, and CafÁ© Bustelo, is the fourth largest buyer […]

Revised on November 25, 2020

Industry report shows five

Revised on December 3, 2020

News from big roasters, about big plans, with some science, sustainability, and a self-portrait tossed in.

Revised on December 31, 2020

How much eco-certified coffee do the world’s major coffee roasters purchase?

Revised on May 20, 2021

The Fair Trade USA/FLO break-up and its ramifications is seeping into the mainstream media. Recently, for example, the New York Times published an article on the debate on the future […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

Despite mischaracterization in the media, Nespresso has never set actual recycling goals, they have only claimed they would increase capacity to recycle their coffee capsules.

Revised on November 29, 2020

Smucker’s, owner of Folgers, Millstone, and Dunkin Donuts brands, is dead last among the major coffee corporations in sustainability reporting and certified coffee purchases. And that is saying something.

Revised on July 8, 2021

Some tidbits from the big four: J.M. Smucker Completes Acquisition of Rowland Coffee. Smucker will now own CafÁ© Bustelo and CafÁ© Pilon as well as Folgers. Yippee. Sara Lee in […]

Revised on November 25, 2020

After the Harvest

by JulieCraves on May 15, 2011

When discussing the problems associated with commodity coffee, and why you need to pay a little more to make sure people and the environment are protected, I’ve actually had people […]

Sara Lee and Kraft both announce increases in purchase of certified coffees: what does this mean? Sara Lee Sara Lee (Senseo, Java Coast, Douwe Egberts, etc.) recently announced a five-year […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

30% of mainstream, corporate coffee falls under the very minimal standards of the 4C Code. Which means most of it doesn’t, and what that implies is appalling.

Revised on November 28, 2020