The impact of climate change on coffee
Global warming and unpredictable weather can affect coffee quality and yields, putting the futures of coffee and coffee farmers at risk. The area suitable for coffee production could be cut in half by 2050.
THE NESPRESSO AAA SUSTAINABLE QUALITY™ PROGRAM
Putting care at the heart of what we do is why we created the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program 20 years ago, together with the Rainforest Alliance. But we need to do more, faster.
EMBRACING THE POWER OF NATURE
Nespresso is now transitioning towards regenerative agriculture on a global scale. A way of growing and cultivating coffee that uses nature's ability for self-healing and regeneration.
MANY STORIES, ONE FOCUS
Three farmers share their experience and learnings.
My farm is a pilot in my region. Others come over and learn about the benefits of regenerative agriculture practices thanks to Nespresso.
The Nespresso and Cornell program allows me to identify the birds in my farm and increase biodiversity.
Regenerative agriculture is the best way to go about countering climate change. We will work with Mother Nature through small steps.
OUR REGENERATIVE JOURNEY
The Nespresso regenerative farming transition is anchored in four key principles.
Supporting an agriculture that is mindful of the ecosystems, protecting wildlife habitat and conserving water.READ MORE
Planting native trees in and around coffee farms that enable carbon sequestration as well as income diversification for farming communities..READ MORE
HEALTHY COFFEE TREES
Replacing ageing coffee trees with more resilient varieties better adapted to prevailing weather conditions..READ MORE
Promoting practices based on nature, caring for long term soil health such as composting.READ MORE
COMMITTED TO NET ZERO BY 2050 AT THE LATEST
Achieving carbon neutral certification for every cup of coffee in 2022 has enabled us to understand the scale of the challenge. Reaching net zero, even as our business grows, demands bold action. By 2030, we plan to reduce our GHG emissions by 50%*. Making collective efforts to transition AAA farmers to regenerative agricultural practices is a critical priority.
* against the 2018 baseline, through reduction and insetting actions even as our company grows.
TEAMING UP WITH GLOBAL COFFEE EXPERTS AND THE RAINFOREST ALLIANCE
Co-developed with a community of global partners and coffee experts, The Rainforest Alliance Regenerative Coffee Scorecard measures the adoption rates of regenerative practices by coffee farmers and their impact on five key areas.