Nespresso AAA

Nespresso is a subsidiary of Nestlé and provides coffee brewing equipment on a membership basis to clients around the world. In cooperation with Rainforest Alliance the private Nespresso AAA standard (Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program) has been developed, with a focus on high quality (AA = coffee quality and the third A stands for sustainability). The compliance with the standard is verified by Rainforest Alliance. It features social and environmental practices and coffee is mainly purchased from Latin-America, and some farms in Africa and Asia. Nespresso makes no distinction in terms of a premium for meeting the AAA standard, it claims that the eligible producers receive well above the market price for a combination of quality and sustainability.


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