The new programme consists of the Sustainable Agriculture Standard with requirements for farms and supply chains, along with a new assurance system and a suite of tools to measure progress towards sustainability objectives.
A new Populus poll, commissioned by Nature 2030, has revealed that people in the UK will support an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme model with a variable deposit.
Nestlé will co-fund breakthrough research at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, as part of a joint initiative with SIG, Logitech and other partners, to tackle environmental challenges associated with plastic waste.
A new study has revealed that the world’s first recyclable coffee cup made from recycled paper, the British-made Frugal Cup, has a carbon footprint up to 60% lower and a water footprint up to 74% lower than conventional and compostable cups.
The British Coffee Association (BCA) has announced Paul Rooke as the organisation’s new executive director.
Smile Coffee Werks has unveiled its first-of-their-kind compostable coffee pods made from renewable raw materials with over a 12 month shelf life.
The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) has pledged to contribute 240,000 trees to the Colombian government’s national reforestation goal of 180 million during a four year period.
Coffee quality and sustainability are sometimes seen as opposing goals, that to achieve high quality means eschewing ecological awareness and that an environmental approach to coffee production does not leave room for additional quality standards. But, as farms in Brazil and Colombia prove, large scale coffee production can leverage its size to achieve both cup quality and overall sustainability in tandem. By Rachel Northrop
Schuil Coffee, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based specialty coffee roaster and distributor has acquired The Sparrows Coffee wholesale business.
I recently returned from my annual trip to Costa Rica for Sintercafé, where I experienced my second earthquake (fortunately, this one was registered only 5.3 compared with last year’s 6.5), but I digress…
Quality water is essential to achieve the perfect cup of coffee and tea. However, the methods to accomplish this and the environmental impact must be taken into consideration, and creating this balance is not easy.