Responsible sourcing

At Costa Coffee, we don’t just make great tasting coffee. We also source it responsibly and ensure the farming communities that harvest our coffee beans are taken care of.

We recognise that to have a sustainable coffee business we need to invest in a sustainable coffee supply, ensuring that our coffee is grown in a way that protects the environment and allows the communities growing our coffee to thrive.

The Rainforest Alliance is a non-profit organisation, working to create a future in which people and nature thrive in harmony.

By working together with diverse stakeholders including farmers, businesses, consumers and more, the Rainforest Alliance is building an alliance to improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, and help them mitigate and adapt to climate change.

 

We were the first UK coffee shop to commit to sourcing 100% of our coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms back in 2008

Since we started our partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, we’ve been working together to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the planet today by changing the way we produce, source and consume the world’s natural resources.

Every Rainforest Alliance Certified farm is required to meet strict guidelines for better farming methods and working conditions, as well as better care for nature.

This helps to ensure that the coffee, or cocoa, we serve in all our drinks has been produced in a responsible and sustainable way.

So, you can be confident that you’re supporting the farmers and forest communities who are looking after our natural resources whenever you choose to drink Costa Coffee, proudly sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

We also source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa for all our hot chocolate!

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