Sustainable Coffee Companies

We’re big coffee drinkers around here. And since it’s one of our consistent purchases, we try to make sustainable choices (and still absolutely enjoy it)! So while I’ve been gathering this list of sustainable coffee companies as I stumble upon them, I also did some easy research to make a more comprehensive list.

Sustainable Coffee Companies

Just like my list of sustainable alcohol brands (and sustainable underwear brands come to think of it), this list of sustainable coffee companies doesn’t have a single definition. And while I’ve shared tips for sustainable coffee drinking, this list is only about the coffee companies themselves!

Criteria include organic options, fair trade standards being met for farmers and roasters, B corp certification, sustainable packaging, carbon neutrality, etc. 

There are also a few new terms, including shade grown (meaning trees above which provide habitat for migratory and resident birds); Rainforest Alliance (a non-profit working to protect forests and biodiversity as well as promoting the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people); and Coop Coffees (an importer focused on helping small scale farmers with direct relationships).

Nespresso Pod Going into Machine - Sustainable Coffee Companies

The best part is that while many of these roasters are smaller companies, many of them are readily available – either in big stores or online. 

You know I’m big on just making sustainable buying choices easier, so you’ll find lots of these options at stores like Target, Safeway/Vons, Walmart, etc.

And because I’m not one to tell you how to drink your coffee, these brands are available in whole and ground beans, pods for machines, and even premade drinks!

If you have a favorite brand or cafe that isn’t listed here, not to fret. Do some research for their offerings and the sustainability/social impacts! Many companies are doing great things even if they aren’t super well known! And people who do coffee, LOVE talking about coffee. So start up a conversation!

Sustainable Coffee Companies

Coffee Brands

Tiny Footprint Coffee- Sustainable Coffee Round Up

Tiny Footprint Coffee

Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, First Carbon Negative Coffee Roaster

Grounds for Change Coffee

Grounds for Change Coffee

B Corp, 1% for the Planet,
Fair Trade, Organic

Nossa Familia Coffee

Nossa Familia Coffee

B-Corp, Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance

Larrys Coffee

Larrys Coffee

Organic, Fair Trade, Kosher, Shade-Grown, B Corp , Founding Member of Cooperative Coffees

Cafe Mam

Cafe Mam

100% Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown, Recyclable/Compostable Packaging

Conscious Coffee

Conscious Coffee

B-Corp , Founding Member of Cooperative Coffees

Heirloom Coffee Roasters

100% Regenerative Farmed Coffee, Organic Options, local to Northern California, packaging is curbside recyclable

Illy

Illy

Offset 100% of Carbon Emissions,
Carbon Neutral by 2033,
B Corp

Rise Up Coffee Roasters

Rise Up Coffee Roasters

100% Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified

Red Bay Coffee

Red Bay Coffee

B Corp, Ethical Sourcing

Counter Culture Coffee

Counter Culture Coffee

Organic, B Corp, Direct Trade, Rainforest Alliance

Driftaway Coffee

Driftaway Coffee

Organic, Fair Trade, B Corp, Compostable Packaging

Equator Coffee & Teas

Equator Coffee & Teas

B Corp, Fair Trade,
Regenerative Organic Alliance Member

Stumptown

Stumptown Coffee

B Corp, Aiming for Zero Landfill-Bound Waste in Manufacturing Operations by 2025

Groundwork Coffee

Groundwork Coffee

B Corp, First Certified Organic Coffee Roasters

Nespresso

Nespresso

B Corp, 5.2 million+ trees planted, AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, Free Capsule Recycling Program

Pachamama

Pachamama Coffee

2021 Sustainability Award, Plant-Based and Compostable Packaging, Local to Sacramento

Love Nespresso? Check out these yummy Nespresso recipes for both the original and vertuo machines!

Luci Drinking out of Espresso Cup - Sustainable Coffee Companies

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