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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.

Happy coffee growers and farmers

UK targets and ambitions

RESPECTFUL SOURCING: Securing the future of coffee with fully responsibly sourced coffee
Our coffee is responsibly sourced and certified through established and internationally recognised partners: 4C, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ.  
Our milk is responsibly sourced through our milk plan which is a partnership with First Milk, the UK’s largest farmer owned Dairy Cooperative. 

FARMER RESPECT: Improving farmers’ livelihoods and resilience.
The NESCAFÉ Plan enables higher income for farmers by upskilling them with business knowledge and supporting diversification; of which we deliver over 100,000 farmer trainings per year. 
We also donate over 10 million plantlets per year to farmers free of charge, helping resilience with higher yielding or more disease resistant plants.

Learn more about how our coffee is Grown Respectfully

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Our unique First Milk partnership

    We have a responsibility to make a positive impact on all the people involved in producing our coffees, starting with the farmers who supply the milk that goes in to our frothy coffees.

  • 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.

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.