In Support of Sustainability & the Future of Coffee

We’re All About Green Coffee

It’s the world we live and work in, and it’s the singular focus of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG).

So we’re earnest in our mission to be responsible participants in the coffee supply chain and to use our relationships, expansive reach and decades of experience to support and promote a prosperous and long-lasting future for coffee. In a word: sustainability.

That means protecting our planet. But even more, it means looking out for people. Safe and thriving coffee communities are the best possible stewards of their incredible environments. When we invest in people, we know we’re investing in a healthy future for coffee and a healthier planet for us all.

Challenges to coffee’s future:

Higher temperatures affect crop yields and farmer incomes

Unpredictable rains introduce challenges to harvesting and processing

Urbanization increases as farmers seek opportunities elsewhere

Global markets create financial uncertainty for coffee communities

Gender equality is essential for communities to reach their full potential

Organizations We Support

We support programs—developed by both our sister companies and industry peers—that promote the long-term financial and environmental health of coffee farms and communities.

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS)
Coffee Kids Coffee Kids
Food 4 Farmers Food 4 Farmers
Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC) Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC)
Tropical Farm Management (Tropical) Tropical Farm Management (Tropical)
Força Café Força Café
Por Más Café Por Más Café
International Women’s Coffee Alliance International Women’s Coffee Alliance
World Coffee Research World Coffee Research

Coffees We Support

Specialty coffee—celebrated, outstanding coffee—doesn’t happen quickly or easily. It’s the result of sustained labors and investments, continual learning and persistence.  

Every “project coffee” has a story to tell. And whether it’s the labor of individuals, cooperatives, associations or organizations, and just beginning or already reaching its goals, we couldn’t be happier to encourage them forward and share their stories with you.

Want to visit a project with us? Please get in touch!

Certifications We Support

Being Greener at Home

Environmental responsibility is a focus and a priority we take seriously, even in the small ways. Years ago, our offices made a dedicated transition away from paper; we buy low-energy machines and long-lasting light bulbs; and recycling is a strong company ethic. Our Quality Control labs have cut down on or eliminated paper towel use, and currently, they’re enrolling in local services that will turn our spent cupping grounds into compost that can be donated to parks or shared among team members.

We’ve minimized paper use and recycle what we do use

We’re beginning to compost all coffee grounds

Whenever possible, we buy energy-saving bulbs & equipment

Have more ideas for us? Please reach out and share them—we’d love to hear from you.

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