Fairtrade adds new certification requirement for cocoa and coffee to boost farmer incomes

In a move to deepen benefits for farmers, Fairtrade International has announced a new requirement for cooperatives and traders applying for cocoa or coffee certification. The requirement, which takes effect 1 June 2020, obligates cooperative and trader applicants to have commitments in place for new Fairtrade sales volumes in order to be eligible for certification. The commitments must be confirmed by the end buyer, whose products bear the FAIRTRADE Mark, and validated by the respective national Fairtrade organization. It will also be possible for new producer organizations to become certified,…

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Aramark Cause Coffee To Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs Of America

Each year, Aramark provides over one billion cups of coffee and 400 million cold drinks to workplaces around the country. This year, Aramark is donating a portion of sales from javia®, its private label coffee, and Reserve by javia, its new, premium line, to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Reserve by javia and javia coffees have been designated as a “Good Cause Coffee,” where a portion of sales is donated to local non-profit organizations. Now in its fifth year, the “Good Cause Coffee” campaign has donated $500,000 to various…

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Fairtrade welcomes the launch of its first coffee from Java, exclusively in Waitrose & Partners

For the first time UK coffee drinkers will be able to enjoy Fairtrade coffee from the Indonesian island of Java, an origin that is ubiquitous with quality, as it launches exclusively in Waitrose & Partners from October 10th. The launch comes following an exciting sustainability project to establish a Fairtrade coffee co-operative in Java, thanks to a partnership with Waitrose & Partners, the Fairtrade Foundation and the Network of Asia and Pacific Producers (NAPP). Over the past three years the organisations have supported a community in the Kayumas to produce high…

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Kahlúa to source 100% of coffee from sustainable communities by 2022

Pernod Ricard’s Kahlúa today reveals a new sustainable development programme designed to have a meaningful environmental and socio-economic impact on the lives of Mexican coffee farmers and their families. Shining a spotlight on how it sources its coffee, Kahlúa has also outlined its ultimate goal – to source 100% of its coffee from sustainable communities by 2022. During the last 35 years, coffee consumption has as much as doubled across the whole globe. In fact, 41% of people in the US drink coffee daily – with a 9% increase from…

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Landsec leads coffee cup recycling initiative in UK first

Property company Landsec has partnered with a consortium of national coffee retailers, led by Costa Coffee, to revolutionise the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups and vastly improve the sustainability of the coffee industry. In a UK first, an industry-wide working group – established by Landsec – is trialling methods to dramatically increase the amount of coffee cups successfully recycled. Three Landsec retail destinations – Bluewater, Trinity Leeds and Gunwharf Quays – are running individual trials to establish the best way of encouraging customers to dispose of their coffee cups properly…

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