More Sustainable Coffee

More Sustainable Coffee

Our dual global/local sourcing commitment ensures all coffee-bean purchases come from either third-party-verified, socially/environmentally sustainable sources or registered Farm to Fork vendors

More and more Americans are thinking about where their food comes from, and the conditions in which it was grown. That goes for coffee, too.

Fueled by our Low Carbon Lifestyle program and our longtime focus on socially responsible sourcing, in March 2019 Bon Appétit pledged that by the end of 2021, all of our coffee-bean purchases will come either from a third-party-certified/-verified source or from vendors enrolled in Farm to Fork, Bon Appétit’s local-sourcing program.

The certifications we will accept are Fair Trade, Certified Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Bird Friendly, and Coffee and Farmer Equity (CAFE) standards. The Bon Appétit Fellows and purchasing team are also engaging with our Farm to Fork coffee roasters — which supply more than half of our coffee — to better understand their supply chains and sourcing practices, and to use that information to evaluate and update current requirements for Farm to Fork coffee roasters.

Bon Appétit is also proud to have been the first food service provider to make a commitment to Fair Trade tea, in October 2015.


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