Video: Monique Oxender, Keurig Green Mountain on “The ROI of Sustainability”

At Sustainable Brands 2015 we asked thought leaders to define the "ROI of Sustainability" in their words. In this video, Monique Oxender, chief…
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Lavazza: The Social and Business Value of Sustainability

At Lavazza, the world's seventh largest coffee roaster, social and environmental sustainability are integral components of economic sustainability. Its first corporate social responsibility…
Estuardo Falla shows off a bag of Thrive coffee with his mug on it.

With Thrive Coffee, Chick-fil-A Puts Profit In Farmers’ Pockets

Specialty coffee retailers are a dime a dozen, but Thrive Farmers has managed to stand out from the crowd, both in terms of…

KFC and Seattle’s Best Present the Edible Coffee Cup

KFC diners in the U.K. apparently love their desserts -- and their coffee. That's why the bustling fried chicken chain plans to serve…

Mondelez Moves to Third-Party Sustainability Evaluation

Mondelez, the world’s second largest coffee company, says the arrangement with the independent third-party organization, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), will “provide…

The Economics of Sustainable Coffee Production

Sustainable production usually comes with an increase in costs. How do would-be sustainable coffee growers make it work?
Chemonges Janet, a single mother of 7 children, says her Fair Trade co-op has helped her learn to compost for fertilizer, get new coffee  trees when old ones decline, and she also received an eco-friendly stove through the community development premium

Fair Trade Goes Full Circle on Supply Chains

October is Fair Trade month. Today we reflect on how far the movement has come and how it allows customers to give back…

Energy-Coffee Wastewater Project Delivers Multiple Benefits in Central America

Taking a holistic, integrated approach to tackle issues at the water-food-energy nexus, UTZ Certified is expanding its Energy from Coffee Wastewater Project from…
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OfficeMax, TerraCycle Launch K-Cup Recycling in Canada

OfficeMax and TerraCycle have launched a K-Cup recycling program in Canada.

Bio-Bean Coffee Conversion: Whole Bean Genius

Biofuel critics have brought up that converting foodstuffs to biodiesel means less food in a world threatened with food insecurity. And converting wood…

Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Challenge SodaStream

In a move that some might find surprising, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) and The Coca-Cola Co. announced a major strategic partnership last…
Small-scale farmer, Guatemala

Coffee in Crisis: The Silent Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of

A look at two major crises that are threatening the livelihoods of farmers and workers across the globe, and how Fair Trade can…

SAP and the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation Partner to Support Rural Workers

In an effort to bring technology to rural communities in Colombia, SAP announced last week that it has joined forces with the Colombian…
Member of Federación Campesina del Cauca in Colombia

Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Innovative Loan Program for Small Coffee Farmers

This is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written in collaboration with Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3)…
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Little Coffee Pods Pose Giant Waste and Recycling Problems

As the consumption of coffee pods surges in the U.S., so do the questions about their disposal and recycling.