According to the Global Coffee Platform, eight of the coffee industry’s leading roasters and retailers increased their purchases of sustainable coffee last year.
The GCP Snapshot 2021 report details the sustainable coffee purchases made by JDE Peet’s, Melitta Group, Keurig Dr Pepper, Nestlé, Strauss Coffee, SUPRACAFÉ, Tesco, and Westrock Coffee.
According to the Global Coffee Platform, the participating companies provide “leadership, actions, and impact” to encourage the production and consumption of sustainable coffees.
Sustainable coffee purchases by the companies grew to 55% in 2021, reaching 1.2m tons. This 29% increase compared to 2020 is attributable to the addition of two companies sharing data in 2021 that were not included in the previous year’s total.
2,2 million tons of green coffee were purchased by the companies during the reporting period.
The Global Coffee Platform considers transactions against its Baseline Coffee Code, which includes purchases made in conjunction with sustainability schemes such as Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance/UTZ, Certifica Minas, and Enveritas Gold, as sustainable coffee purchases.
According to the Global Coffee Platform, 99% of the 126,104 tons of green coffee purchased by US beverage company Keurig Dr Pepper met the sustainability criteria, followed by 82% of the 986,980 tons purchased by Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé.