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Reducing the environmental impacts of coffee farms

Coffee drying infrastructure

Coffee growing as one of the biggest climate change impacts

Life cycle assessment (LCA) studies show that one of the biggest climate change impacts happens when farmers grow the coffee. We are working with our partners in the country of origin to improve the environmental impacts of coffee cultivation. These projects include upgrading farm equipment and supporting farmer training programs.

 

 

Upgrading installations

In partnership with the Colombian Coffee Federation (FNC), Nespresso has invested in upgrading thousands of installations, including around 29,000 wet milling and sundrying installations, 15,000 water infrastructures and 8,000 water management solutions in Cauca and Nariño, Colombia, to improve the environmental management of coffee farms in these regions.

 

Helping farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Nespresso supported the launch of a Climate Friendly farming module in Guatemala. This education program was created by our partners, including the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), a local university and our coffee sourcing partner EFICO. The module includes voluntary guidelines to help farmers reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. These guidelines help them better prepare for the new challenges that climate change is bringing to coffee growing regions.