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Coffee & Conservation — Are your beans for the birds?

3 days ago ... Everything about sustainable coffee: birds, beans, biodiversity, eco-friendly coffee claims (Bird-Friendly, shade-grown, organic, Fair Trade) ...

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  • K-Cups: Still trashy after all these years

    coffeehabitat.com 03 Mar '15, 11am

    Keurig Green Mountain (KGM) has released its 2014 sustainability report. As far as their progress on reducing waste from K-Cups, the story is much the same as last year …and many previous years. K-Cups are still not recyclable *. The goal is still to make all K-Cups recyclable by the ...

  • How little $$ it takes to drink eco-friendly coffee: it's the 6th annual Year in Beans summary!

    The Annual Year in Beans summary

    coffeehabitat.com 03 Jan '15, 12pm

    Annual recap of how much we spend on coffee in a year Here we are on our 6th year of standardized tracking of how much the two-person Coffee & Conservation household spends on coffee. We keep track of each bag we buy, including shipping, since we purchase the majority of our coffee on...

  • More corporate coffee consolidation — Coffee & Conservation

    More corporate coffee consolidation

    coffeehabitat.com 19 Feb '15, 9pm

    Two of the giants in the corporate coffee world want to merge in an attempt to rival the world’s current biggest coffee buyer, Nestlé. I’ve been waiting for the merger to go through to write about this deal, but it is being investigated by European anti-trust regulators , so I’ll go a...

  • K-Cups are now recyclable! Not really.

    coffeehabitat.com 11 Jan '15, 10pm

    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’s Keurig division has announced a “recovery” program for their naughty little K-Cups (already incorrectly being referred to in the media as a recycling program). I’ve talked about the waste issue surrounding these single-serve coffee portion packs specif...

  • Site updates

    coffeehabitat.com 28 Feb '15, 4pm

    In addition to making minor changes and updates on many individual posts, I have recently updated and overhauled several important pages here at Coffee & Conservation. Quick Guide to Coffee Certifications — I’ve updated the information, and added graphs that illustrate the number of e...

  • If you don’t fancy reading Nestle’s 404 page sustainability report then read this instead:

    Nestlé 2013 sustainability report: the kitchen sink —

    coffeehabitat.com 15 May '14, 8pm

    Some corporate sustainability reports are underwhelming. The JM Smucker Co. (owner of Folgers, among other brands) is a great example. Not much to it, and whole swaths are repeated word-for-word from year to year. Food mega-giant Nestlé, on the other hand, produces phone-book sized su...

  • The (de)evolution of Rainforest Alliance shade criteria

    coffeehabitat.com 07 Mar '14, 8pm

    While not as strong as the original 2005 coffee standard, criteria #2.8 at least sets out some sort of shade and tree diversity requirements. Some of this language change probably occurred to accommodate all nine agroforestry crops. Meanwhile (I said this was complex!) in order to hav...

  • Greenwashing at Keurig Green Mountain

    coffeehabitat.com 24 Mar '14, 9pm

    Keurig Green Mountain (KGM) has released its 2013 sustainability report. This is the company formerly known as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. The CEO notes that the name change “better reflects who we are as a Company…” In other words — they are now focused on single-cup brewers and ...

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