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

Costa Coffee Take Away LatteCoffee is at the absolute core of our business and we believe that great coffee has the power to create positive change. That's why we take great pride in sourcing it sustainably. 

We make careful choices about the coffee we buy, working with the Rainforest Alliance to source 100% of our famous beans to their high standard. We're also exploring new ways to partner with farmers to tackle the effects of climate change and support their livelihoods.

 

Our progress and promises

Now

100% of our coffee beans are Rainforest Alliance Certified, globally.

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 ensure that 100% of our coffee beans come from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. This means that for every cup of coffee we serve, we invest back into the coffee-growing communities we depend on. 

A better future for nature, people and businesses

Coffee growing farmers harvesting coffee cherries 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.

The Rainforest Alliance, and its little green frog seal, is recognised by companies and consumers around the world as a symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Rainforest Alliance certification makes a huge impact across a whole range of different areas. These can be split up into three sections: people, planet and profit.

People

Rainforest Alliance Certified farms are better and safer places to work, where human rights must be respected.

Planet

Farmers are trained to use land, water and energy very carefully, so that these important resources aren’t wasted.

Profit

Rainforest Alliance farming methods lead to better, larger crops with lower production costs. This equals more money for our fantastic farmers!

Celebrating our partnership with the Rainforest Alliance

In September 2021, we celebrated 13 years of partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, working in collaboration to ensure that delivering great coffee supports the best possible future for people and nature.

imageThis partnership means we were the first UK coffee shop to source 100% of our coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms helping to ensure that the coffee we serve in all our drinks has been produced more responsibly and sustainably. Learn more about our work with the Rainforest Alliance by watching our 'Follow the frog' video.

So, this means 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.

Cups and packaging

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