Since it was created in 2003, the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program has been providing farmers with support, expertise and techniques to grow coffee more efficiently, boosting livelihoods, incomes and productivity in the process.
The company has long been committed to investing in sustainable practices throughout its value chain, from bean to cup. We aim to deliver the highest quality coffee while also generating a positive impact on the environment and people.
In Brazil, where the AAA Program was first introduced 15 years ago, our sustainability achievements are being celebrated – for a good reason.
As a nation, it is one of the biggest coffee suppliers for Nespresso. And thanks to Nespresso’s commitment to sustainability and productivity, the AAA Program is helping to ensure high quality, sustainable coffee-growing in more than 1,000 farms.
As in other parts of the world, the AAA Program gives farmers the tools, skills and expertise to run better, more sustainable farms while also looking at everything from how properties are managed and working conditions, to farmers’ well-being and the use of environmentally friendly farming techniques.
Since 2005, Nespresso has invested more than US$ 36 million in Brazil to enhance sustainability among coffee farmers through technical assistance and premiums paid to producers for exceptional and sustainable quality coffee. Farmers are paid up to 40% above the market price for their AAA-approved coffee.