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Nespresso – with taste for sustainability

To Nespresso taste, sustainability and quality always go hand in hand. We believe that the best coffee is produced when passion, knowledge and respect for nature and people blend together. Each of our coffee varieties has not only its own exquisite taste and aroma, but also its own origin and story.

We are proud of our close collaboration with coffee farmers in the best coffee countries of the world. We are also immensely proud of our AAA Sustainability Quality Program™.

What do you have in your cup?

“More than 93% of Nespresso permanent coffees is sourced from the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program and more than 48% of all Nespresso coffee comes from farms that have achieved Rainforest Alliance certification."

Nespresso and the Rainforest Alliance have reconfigured the idea of sustainability into an own definition of Sustainable Quality: to be able to create a continuous supply of the highest quality coffee by working hand in hand with coffee farming communities.

How does it work? Through an unparalleled network of 415 in house Nespresso agronomists who work and live in the field, embedding the AAA standards into farmers’ ways of operating. Our future is tied to the future of the farmers, so Nespresso partner with them in a journey of continuous improvement, the reach and likes of which is absolutely best-in-class.

Adapting and supporting where it is needed

The Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program works together with farmers to identify the most efficient and natural way of working with the land and addressing both environmental and social aspects. The variables change across different countries, so the program is adapted accordingly.

“We have invested the additional income we have gained through the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in our farm, in our children’s education, and in the livelihood of our family and that of our workers."

Olga Lucía Otero, AAA farmer in Colombia since 2006

As an example, agroforestry is today a critical area in many geographical regions. Since 2014 we planted more than 5.2 million trees in countries including Guatemala, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Indonesia.

A gateway to new possibilities

In addition to participating in the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program many farmers strive to reach the Rainforest Alliance certification.

The combination of AAA- program and Rainforest Alliance certification benefits the farmers by investing in community infrastructures, paying premiums for superior coffee, and encouraging best agricultural practices. It also provides farmer training, financing, and technical assistance to continuously improve quality, sustainability, and productivity.

Single Origins – the perfect taste of land and beans

Have you tried Nespresso´s Single Origins yet? Origins are a range of single origin coffees brought from local coffee producers in different parts of the world; India, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil and Congo.

They capture the soul of the region, the craftsmanship of the farmers and Nespresso´s philosophy around sustainability. The distinctive and unique aromas of these coffees are linked to the countries of origin, as well as to the specific ways of cultivating, harvesting and processing coffee, carefully done by local farming communities. All of Nespresso´s Single Origins are sourced in a sustainable way from The AAA program.

In each cup you get a sublime reminiscence of the specific terroir where the beans were grown and the close care they got from the farmers.

Nespresso’s first Reviving Origin, Congo Organic

Nespresso’s first Reviving Origin in the Nespresso Professional family. Reviving Origins is a long-term program to bring back great coffees from origins that are affected by social or environmental issues.

Congo Organic is a split roast of Arabica beans. Both splits are dark and short, with the first split being slightly darker and longer to develop more intensity for this coffee. Both splits get a medium grind. Congo Organic is a rare treasure that will put a smile on your face with its slightly fruity notes and flavours of toasted cereals and nuts.

Single Organic Origin Peru

Peru is a wonderful, versatile and floral coffee, with a fruity aroma, that grows high up into the slopes of the Andes, in the region of Huabal in North-East Peru. Perfect to enjoy both as an Espresso and as a Lungo.

Peru Organic and Congo Organic are certified organic, meaning that it is produced by methods complying with the standards of organic farming. While standards vary worldwide, organic farming broadly features practices that cycle resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.