Ethical Sourcing

Our success is linked to the success of the farmers and suppliers who grow and produce our products.

Helping people thrive helps ensure the long-term sustainability of the premium products we provide. Whether it’s arabica coffee, tea, cocoa or manufactured goods, we’re committed to offering ethically purchased and responsibly produced sustainable products of the highest quality.

  1. Coffee

    Making coffee the world’s first sustainable product to improve the lives of at least 1 million people in coffee communities around the world.

  2. Farmer Support

    From the merchandise on our shelves to the furniture in our stores or the aprons worn by our baristas, Starbucks cares about the way in which these products are made, and about the workers who make them.

  3. Tea

    Our Goal: 100% ethically sourced tea by 2020.

  4. Cocoa

    Our Goal: 100% ethically sourced cocoa by 2020 for all Starbucks cocoa based beverages.

How You Can Help

Buy Ethically Sourced Coffee

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Our Relationships

Conservation International helped Starbucks design our ethical sourcing guidelines.

Learn more about Our Relationships