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Our Work with Second Cup


Coffee, Tea

Details of Agreement 

95% percent of Second Cup’s coffees are sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, and all of Second Cup’s teas and tisanes also carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. (Source: Second Cup)

Achievements to Date 

Since 1988, Second Cup has purchased through direct trade relationships with farms, mills and cooperatives, and in 2010 extended their commitment to sustainable purchasing by choosing to work with the Rainforest Alliance, converting 80% of their coffee portfolio to Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees.

By the fall of 2011, all Second Cup teas and tisanes also carried the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal and 100% of black tea, green tea, rooibos and chamomile were sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

Since September 2013, Second Cup has sourced 95% of its coffees and 90% of its teas from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Of its 22 coffee varieties, sixteen coffee blends are already 100% from certified farms, with four others containing at least 70% certified coffee. (Source: Second Cup)

Last updated 
November, 2014

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