We're committed to sourcing our coffee beans in a way that positively impacts nature and the lives of coffee farmers.

Sourcing our coffee beans sustainably

imageCoffee is at the absolute core of our business and we believe that great coffee has the power to create positive change. That's why we take great pride in sourcing it sustainably.

We make careful choices about the coffee we buy, working with the Rainforest Alliance to source our famous beans to their high standard. We're also exploring new ways to partner with farmers to tackle the effects of climate change and support their livelihoods.

Our progress and promises


100% of our coffee beans in Malta are Rainforest Alliance Certified.


We’ll collaborate with coffee experts to run projects focused on implementing more sustainable coffee farming methods.


We’ll assess the impact our business has on nature, and set specific targets to reduce it.

A better future for nature, people and businesses

Rainforest Alliance Coffee farmersThe Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organisation, working to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal.

By working together with farmers, businesses and consumers, its aim is to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and farming communities, and help them adapt to climate change.

The Rainforest Alliance, and its little green frog seal, is recognised by companies and consumers around the world as a symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability.


Rainforest Alliance Certified farms are better and safer places to work, where human rights are respected.


Farmers are trained to use land, water and energy very carefully, so that these important resources aren’t wasted.


Rainforest Alliance farming methods lead to better, larger crops with lower production costs. This equals more money for our fantastic farmers!

Celebrating our partnership with the Rainforest Alliance

In September 2021, we celebrated 13 years of partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, working in collaboration to ensure that delivering great coffee supports the best possible future for people and nature.

Coffee farmersThis partnership means sourcing our coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms helps to ensure that the coffee we serve in all our drinks has been produced more responsibly and sustainably.

So you can be confident that you’re supporting the farmers and forest communities who are looking after our natural resources whenever you choose to drink Costa Coffee.

Cups and packaging

We're creating, choosing and championing more sustainable cups and packaging solutions, promoting recycling and driving reuse wherever we can.

Costa Coffee paper and reusable cups