Category: certifications

Bellwether, Sustainable Harvest and Heifer Unveil Verified Living Income Model

Daily Coffee News photo by Nick Brown.Electric roaster maker Bellwether Coffee, the nonprofit Heifer International and green coffee trader Sustainable Harvest this morning announced a new pricing model that...

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Study Finds Hardcore Birdwatcher Coffee Drinkers Largely Unaware of Bird-Friendly Certification

A survey of nearly 1,000 people who identified as birdwatchers and coffee drinkers found that only 9% have purchased bird-friendly-certified coffee, despite nearly half of all respondents identifying “conservation...

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GCP Seeks Input for Baseline Sustainability Code Revision

The Global Coffee Platform (GCP) today opened the floor for public input on a forthcoming major revision to its baseline sustainability code for the coffee sector. Not technically a...

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Nestlé Sets 2025 Goal of 100% ‘Responsibly Sourced’ Nescafé Coffee

Global food giant Nestlé and its Nescafé coffee business today unveiled broad sustainability ambitions for its supply chain, including “100% responsibly sourced” coffee. Nestlé Head of Beverages Strategic Business...

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USDA Proposes Stricter Regulations for Organic Certification

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing sweeping changes to its Organic certification program regulations that may have a profound impact on the conventional and specialty coffee...

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Rainforest Alliance Unveils Sweeping New Certification Program

Just over three years after leading agricultural certification agencies Rainforest Alliance and UTZ announced plans to merge under the Rainforest Alliance name, the group today unveiled its sweeping new...

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A Chat with Janina Grabs on the New Book ‘Selling Sustainability Short’

Can private certification standards truly bring about more sustainable production practices? This is the question at the center of Dr. Janina Grabs‘ forthcoming book, Selling Sustainability Short? The Private Governance...

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Nespresso Releases Plan to Combat Child Labor Found in its Supply Chain

Following a British public television Channel 4 investigative report that aired in March, Nespresso has announced the results of its own internal investigation into child labor in its supply...

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Nespresso and Clooney Respond as Child Labor Report Looms

Swiss coffee giant Nespresso is responding to allegations of child labor in its supply chain that are scheduled to air in a UK television documentary next week. The company...

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Equator, Sustainable Harvest and Daterra Team Up for B Corp Beans

A trio of progressive specialty coffee companies are teaming up to offer what they’re describing as the first roasted coffee to follow a completely certified B Corp-certified supply chain....

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