From Seed to Cup


At Starbucks, our coffee goes on quite the journey to get to you. Whatever your order, our coffee is responsibly sourced from farmers around the world.

For over 50 years we've aspired to ensure a sustainable future of coffee for all. Working together, we are focused on not only providing coffee farmers with the knowledge, tools and resources to adapt to climate change, but we are also committed to being part of the solution by promoting and scaling sustainable farming practices across the coffee industry. 

C.A.F.E. Practices, our approach to responsibly sourced coffee in partnership with Conservation International, is a verification programme that measures farms against economic, social and environmental criteria, all designed to promote transparent, profitable and sustainable coffee growing practices while also protecting the well-being of coffee farmers and workers, their families and their communities. 

A sustainable future for coffee involves caring for the entire coffee ecosystem – the planet, but also all the people and places that are part of coffee’s journey, from seed to cup.


For coffee stories from around the world, head to our new Global Starbucks Stories page dedicated to our shared love of coffee.

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How Starbucks EMEA partners gave back to local communities during Global Month of Good