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Australia Pilots Disposable Coffee Cup Recycling Project

A company in the United Kingdom says it has a cost-effective solution to recycle disposable coffee cups. And a trial run of its…

7-Eleven Announces First Sustainably-Sourced Coffee

Last week, 7-Eleven announced that it would start offering a Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee, sourced from Nicaragua, at participating stores.

Dunkin’ Donuts Still Serves Up Foam Cups Despite Years of Promises

Most Dunkin’ Donuts locations still serve up coffee in polystyrene cups, despite the company's repeated promises to switch to an alternative material.

Carbon Credits Protect Peru’s Historic Forests, Encourage Sustainable Development

A carbon credit project in Peru promises to mitigate climate risks in the volatile coffee sector, while encouraging sustainable development and offering families…

Cuban Coffee Back in the States After 50 Years

Cigars and rum may not be on the shelves for American consumers quite yet, but Nespresso is bringing Cuban coffee back to the…

Rwanda, Mexico Seek to Make Coffee the World’s Most Sustainable Product

Industry stakeholders are on a quest to make coffee the world’s first entirely sustainable agricultural product. Rwanda and Mexico are the first governments…

Can the $16 Cup of Blue Bottle Coffee Help Rebuild a Country?

The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some…

Starbucks Issues the First U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond

Starbucks issued $500 million worth of notes whose proceeds will benefit its sustainability programs in coffee-growing regions. Called Senior Notes, they include the…

Nespresso Expands U.S. Recycling Program, But Is It Enough?

Nespresso says its recycling program -- which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. -- mitigates the environmental…

Hope for South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers with Nespresso-USAID Partnership

USAID is teaming up with coffee pod giant Nespresso and the NGO TechnoServe to revitalize South Sudan's coffee industry. The three organizations will…

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…

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…

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…