Coffee Production and Sustainability: The Sustainability Consortium’s Commodity Mapping Report

Published: February 18, 2019 by The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)

Sustainable Agriculture, Thriving Forests

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge was formed “to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product in the world”. The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a proud member of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, which is being led by one of TSC’s key partners, Conservation International. As part of our commitment to the Challenge, TSC is releasing, along with this report, its “toolkit” of products in the Coffee category into the public domain. In doing so, we encourage commercial and non-profit organizations throughout the coffee supply chain to use these tools to learn more about hotspots and improvement opportunities in the coffee supply chain, use the KPIs to measure and share progress around key issues, and use the research reports as a basis for raising awareness and focusing action.

This report is intended for anyone interested in the sustainability of coffee production. If you just enjoy a morning cup of joe or are an expert on coffee farming, this report should provide you with useful information about the key sustainability issues associated with growing and processing coffee beans. Maps highlight the key growing regions for coffee, the biggest importers and exporters of coffee, and where hotspot issues like child labor or deforestation are occurring related to coffee production. These maps, visuals, and information will help to answer the question “what’s in your cup?”

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