Conservation International has worked with Starbucks Coffee Company for more than 14 years to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support economic and social development in coffee production landscapes as embodied in the company’s commitment to ethical sourcing.
As part of this commitment, Starbucks recognizes that long term business success is linked to the success of the millions of farmers who grow and supply coffee to the company.
Together with Starbucks, CI is working on the ground with coffee farmers to promote environmentally and socially sound growing practices through the C.A.F.E. Practices program, create new income streams from conservation and carbon markets and provide loans for sustainable enterprise development.
NEW: Starbucks Ethical Coffee Sourcing and Farmer Support
Our work together extends far beyond the coffee shop to the rich landscapes that surround and nurture the most important coffee-growing regions in the world. As far back as 1998, we saw Starbucks as a natural partner to our work because of our shared geographies: most of the world's key coffee-growing regions are the same areas where biological diversity is richest and most threatened — places we call the biodiversity hotspots.
LEARN MORE: Starbucks Goals & Progress
Explore our three core programs below to learn more about how CI and Starbucks are working together to support the people and rich ecosystems of coffee growing regions.