For the Environment

Coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry that has massive impacts on the environment globally. These impacts can be negative or positive, but with more farmers thinking about ease rather than sustainability, the impacts have been increasingly negative. Coffee is a plant that consumes the nutrients from the land that soil where it grows. Coffee farmers have been clear cutting trees in order to have more land and easier harvesting of their coffee plants and in turn killing not only the soil, but also the trees that fill the South American mountain sides. This hurts the soil, the wildlife, and even the climate as the once green land becomes dry and empty. Shade-grown or bird-friendly coffee beans are harvested beneath the trees making for a richer soil, beans and environment. Warrior Coffee makes the pledge to not only grow sustainably, but also to make sure that new rules can be implemented and enforced.

Win, Win, Win vs. Lose, Lose, Lose: A coffee parable

Everyone has had the experience of making a decision that looks like a no-brainer, and then looking on in horror as everything goes awry in ways that were hard to see ahead of time… Read More

Doing it right: Why sustainable farming works—and how it creates a better product for consumers and the environment

Coffee, the second-largest commodity in the world, is a multi-billion dollar industry that has massive environmental impacts globally. Unfortunately, in recent decades especially, that impact has been predominantly negative… Read More

Certification quagmire: Academic institutions could help consumers and promote sustainability by creating stronger and more reliable certification systems

Consumers who want to buy products that are produced responsibly can't check the factories or farms themselves—they rely on others to do it for them. For that, there are numerous organizations that work globally to inspect working conditions, examine environmental practices and ensure that living wages are paid to workers… Read More