Coffee

We're committed to sourcing our coffee beans in a way that positively impacts nature and the lives of coffee farmers.

Sourcing our coffee beans sustainably

Coffee is at the absolute core of our business and we believe that great coffee has the power to create positive change. We make careful choices about the coffee we buy, working with the Rainforest Alliance to source our famous beans to their high standard.

 

Our progress and promises

Now

100% of our coffee beans in the UK are Rainforest Alliance Certified.

Near

We’ll collaborate with coffee experts to run projects focused on implementing more sustainable coffee farming methods.

Next

We’ll assess the impact our business has on nature, and set specific targets to reduce it.

Our work with the Rainforest Alliance 

We have been in partnership with The Rainforest Alliance for 15 years, that for every cup of coffee we serve, we invest back into the coffee-growing communities we depend on.

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organisation, working to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. By working together with farmers, businesses and consumers, its aim is to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and farming communities, and help them adapt to climate change.

Climate Smart coffee

Coffee growing farmers harvesting coffee cherries We have been working with partners and other coffee companies to better understand the carbon footprint of green coffee production in our key sourcing origins, For example, in 2022 we supported an industry-leading study, coordinated by US AID, into the carbon footprint of robusta coffee in Vietnam; full results are available here. We also worked with Rainforest Alliance to measure the carbon footprint on a range of certified coffee farms in three Latin American countries; these results will be available soon.

Measurement is an important first step towards ‘climate smart’ coffee, the next step is to put in place programmes that directly support coffee growers to reduce their carbon emissions and be more resilient in the face of climate change.

Cups and packaging

We're creating, choosing and championing more sustainable cups and packaging solutions, promoting recycling and driving reuse wherever we can.