CI’s director of sustainable coffee markets visited Guatemala to see how coffee trees are grown and delivered to farmers as part of the Starbucks “One Tree for Every Bag” commitment.
To ensure sustainable coffee for the future, CI’s Sustainable Coffee Challenge unveiled a new plan of attack at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle this month.
What makes coffee “sustainable,” and why it even matters.
The “One Tree for Every Bag Commitment” provides disease-resistant trees to farmers struggling with the impacts of climate change.
Rising temperatures, drought and changing weather patterns are causing some major coffee-producing areas of the world to become less suitable for the crop.
Protecting nature isn’t a luxury — it’s integral to the prosperity of communities, companies and countries.
The world’s most valued tropical crop — threatened by climate change — could be its first completely sustainable one.
Climate variability in many coffee-producing countries is threatening crops and worsening deforestation.
This year, 99% of beans bought by the world’s largest specialty coffee company will meet ethical and sustainable sourcing guidelines.
We’ve seen what can happen when people manage soil poorly. But have we learned our lesson?