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Grown Respectfully

Savour the flavour of better grown beans

NESCAFÉ’s responsible sourcing journey starts with the men and women who grow our coffee beans. They’re our coffee heroes, and we’re proud to call them our partner farmers. Our experts visit their farms to pass on innovative sustainable agricultural practices to ensure the future of coffee, helping them earn more, stay healthier and work more in tune with nature. After all, the more naturally and respectfully our coffee is grown, the better it’s going to taste in your cup.

Coffee’s in our blood

Coffee’s in our blood

We’ve been working with Mexican coffee farmers for a long time – sometimes we’re partnering with the grandchildren of the first farmers we helped.

Learn more about how our coffee is Grown Respectfully

  • Solar-powered beans

    If Honduran farmers can dry their beans themselves on their farms, they get more cash for their crops. Luckily, we’ve got a solar-powered, design-led solution to help them.

  • Radical tree renovation!

    Sometimes the advice our experts give looks pretty severe. But African growers trust us with their livelihoods, and extreme techniques pay off with bigger crops.

  • Roll out the green carpet

    Our Brazilian partner farmers are reducing their need for artificial herbicides by ‘microshading’, where a carpet of grass between their trees keeps the weeds down naturally.

  • Kenyan women farmers mean business

    Life as a woman coffee farmer can be pretty tough in Kenya, but better business skills give them more control of their crops and enable them to earn more cash for their coffee beans.

  • We never give up on a coffee-growing country

    Our coffee is grown in some of the toughest, poorest parts of the world. But it’s also a positive livelihood that helps our partner farmers feed their families. So we know we have a duty to stick with it and our farmers.

  • Where does our coffee come from?

    Our respect stories take us all around the world, but if you want to find out more about where the coffee in your jar of NESCAFÉ  comes from, read on.

  • Coffee’s great hope

    Honduras has one of the world’s youngest populations, with around 65% of Hondurans aged under 29, making it the perfect place to exact change. In June 2019, Nescafé launched a Youth Initiative there. 

  • Meet the next-gen female farmers

    Empowering women is one of the ways we’re helping to improve lives in coffee-growing communities. Read Dorotée's story. Dorotee is one of around 3,500 Rwandan women who have benefitted from a program launched by Nestlé in 2016 in collaboration with the Kahawatu Foundation.

Enjoy more stories of Respect

  • We’re respecting the planet by working to make all our coffee production more sustainable.

  • When we put so much respect into our coffee, it’s only natural that we’ll care just as much about what we sell it in.

  • This is where you come in – you can make some respectful choices every time you enjoy our coffee.