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NESCAFÉ®'s Journey to a Circular System in Coffee Production


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NESCAFÉ is on a journey towards a circular system, aiming to help farmers improve their water efficiency use in agriculture and power our factories with biofuel. As well as making as close to 100% of our packaging designed for recycling by 2025. It’s a change in waste management, cleaner energy and innovation that helps make a positive difference.

Circular Economy In Coffee Production


Water is one of the world’s most precious natural resources and our coffee can require a lot of it to grow. At NESCAFÉ, we recognise the water needs of local communities. Today, NESCAFÉ is supporting farmers to grow coffee with solutions that aim to protect water resources.

For example, in Vietnam, we’ve helped farmers use 50% less water for irrigation than previous practices, helping maintain the same productivity, and provided smart weather apps to tell them when to turn on the taps and when to turn them off to help conserve water for their communities. In our Vietnam coffee factories, we’ve helped to improve water efficiency and saved the equivalent of over thousands of Olympic sized swimming pools of water every year. Using less water in coffee production helps improve water conservation in local communities, and supports saving water. That’s why NESCAFÉ aims to continue to help farmers do more with less water.

Using less water in coffee production

Good things come in good packages

NESCAFÉ wants to keep coffee fresh, and our customers informed, while making a positive difference. NESCAFÉ is working to improve the sustainability of our packaging in line with Nestlé's ambition of 100% recyclable or reusable packaging.

In 2025, 95% should already be achieved. By refilling your glass jar with NESCAFÉ’s light-weight soft packs, you can help reduce your waste with a packaging that uses 97% less packaging weight per gram of coffee, compared to our NESCAFÉ Gold Blend 200g jar. NESCAFÉ is committed to using more recyclable paper for its in-store print ads. All those initiatives will help Nestlé to reach the ambition of 1/3 reduction of virgin plastic by 2025. Every positive change helps to make difference.

NESCAFÉ® recyclable or reusable packaging

“Nestlé’s ambition is to have as close to 100% of its packaging across all of our products that is designed for recycling, with a focus on reducing our use of new plastic by one third by 2025 through using more recycled materials.”

using spent coffee grounds to generate real energy

Helping the NESCAFÉ coffee world turn a little better

NESCAFÉ® inspires to change in how its coffee is grown, sourced, manufactured, packaged, and consumed. Every time you enjoy your favorite NESCAFÉ®, you are supporting a global initiative to help the environment and inspire others to do the same. Every day, NESCAFÉ® is on a journey towards a circular economy.

NESCAFÉ® circular economy

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