30 May '12, 11pm

@bickidan I've been super busy, but had meant to send this link. They have a huge impact on the industry. #starbucks

Starbucks is committed to buying and serving high-quality coffee that is responsibly grown and ethically traded. We have set a goal that by 2015, all of our coffee will be third-party verified or certified, either through Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices , Fairtrade, or another third-party certified or verified program. The cornerstone of our approach is C.A.F.E. Practices, a comprehensive set of social, economic, environmental and quality guidelines developed in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) . We continued to make progress this year, moving from 81 percent in 2009 to 84 percent of our total green coffee purchases C.A.F.E. Practices-verified sources. Working toward our 2015 goal, we continue to purchase third-party certified and verified coffees grown in ways that contribute to environmental protection and/or economic sustainability. We ha...

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