A collage of three images: On the left, a closeup of a basket of red coffee cherries with people's hands picking them up. In the center, a male Starbucks barista handing a ceramic cup of coffee to a customer. On the right, a female coffee farmer in Brazil standing in a field of coffee trees wearing a hat and red plaid shirt.

Uplifting communities with every cup


The coffee you order helps support our commitment to farmers and their communities. From donating disease-resistant coffee trees to investing in sustainable agricultural practices and conserving water in coffee processing, we’re working to empower communities and improve livelihoods.

Here’s how we’re making a difference

Two women, one white and one black, standing in front of a field of coffee trees in Tanzania.
Uplifting more than one million women and girls
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Addressing climate change by donating 100 million disease-resistant coffee trees
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Investing more than $150 million in agricultural innovations
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Building a sustainable future for coffee for both people and planet
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“The thing I enjoy the most is when I see the impact on the ground, when you do something and it creates a positive impact to farmers.”

BAHATI MLWILO, STARBUCKS AGRONOMIST

The Starbucks approach to ethical sourcing

Starbucks is committed to buying 100% ethically sourced coffee, conducting business responsibly and supporting communities where we do business.

Female Starbucks partner wearing a hat and green shirt standing in front of the coffee bar inside the cafe located at Hacienda Alsacia in Costa Rica.

Trace your coffee’s journey

Learn more about the people and places behind every bag of Starbucks® coffee.

A person scans a bag of coffee with their smartphone to view the Starbucks traceability website.