Ethical Sourcing

Our success is linked to the success of the farmers and suppliers who grow and produce our products.

Helping people thrive helps ensure the long-term sustainability of the premium products we provide. Whether it’s coffee, tea, cocoa or manufactured goods, we’re committed to offering ethically purchased and responsibly produced products of the highest quality.

  1. Coffee
    Coffee

    We seek to serve high-quality coffee that is responsibly grown and ethically traded. We do this through our coffee purchasing practices, farmer support centers, loan programs and forest conservation efforts.

  2. Tea
    Starbucks Tea

    Tea is the world’s second-most popular beverage after water. Our commitment to a long-term strategy of ethical tea sourcing is a chance for us to use our scale for good on a global scale.

  3. Cocoa
    Cocoa

    Our cocoa-purchasing practices are designed to ensure a long-term supply of high-quality, ethically sourced cocoa. We verify our cocoa supply chain with inspections performed by independent verifiers.

  4. Manufactured Goods
    Store Products

    We’re committed to responsibility in our merchandise, furniture and the other items found in our stores. We work with suppliers who share our commitment and adhere to the strong standards we’ve set.

Look for the Conservation International Logo

When the Conservation International logo appears on a bag of Starbucks Coffee, at least 80% of the green coffee purchased annually for that blend or single origin coffee is C.A.F.E. Practices verified.  Learn more

Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

Starbucks 2012 Global Responsibility Goals and Progress Report

Learn about our 2012 Goals & Progress

Our holistic approach to ethically sourcing the highest quality coffee helps foster a better future for farmers and their communities. Learn more at Farming Communities.