Ethical Sourcing

We've always believed in buying and serving the best coffee possible.

And it's our goal for all of our coffee to be grown under the highest standards of quality, using ethical trading and responsible growing practices. We think it's a better cup of coffee that also helps create a better future for farmers and a more stable climate for the planet.

  1. Coffee

    With the help of Conservation International, we’ve developed ethical sourcing guidelines that help us purchase coffee that is responsibly grown and ethically traded.

    Learn More About Responsibly Grown Coffee

  2. Farmer Support

    We’re working directly with farmers to develop responsible growing methods and investing in their communities to ensure a sustainable supply of quality coffee.

    Learn More About Supporting Farmers

  3. Tea

    We support projects that help improve the livelihoods for producers of our distinctive Tazo® teas.

    Learn More About Ethically Sourced Tea

  4. Cocoa

    Our approach to cocoa buying is designed to ensure a long-term supply of high-quality, ethically sourced cocoa.

    Learn More About Ethically Sourced Cocoa

How You Can Help

Buy Ethically Sourced Coffee

Like our very own C.A.F.E. Practices verified Organic Shade Grown Mexico.

Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

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Our Relationships

Conservation International helped Starbucks design our ethical sourcing guidelines.

Learn more about Our Relationships