More than 80% of the Nespresso coffees are sourced from the AAA Sustainable Quality program. This stringent certification initiative guarantees consumers exceptional quality coffee and fair conditions of production.
Nespresso experts travel across the Americas, Africa and Asia in search of exceptional flavours. But this selection process would amount to nothing without the meticulous work carried out by the 70,000 producers who await the best possible moment for manual harvesting. Thanks to their expertise, all the richness of the raw material is preserved to obtain green coffee.
Since 2003, the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program was created with the Rainforest Alliance. This tailor-made coffee program ensures that we can offer you the highest quality coffee, while creating sustainable livelihoods for farmers and their communities and protecting the environment.
The quality of our coffees is monitored at every stage of production, from the bean to your cup of freshly extracted coffee. This all starts with selecting the best coffee cherries, each chosen for the excellence of its origin.
Once the beans have made it to Switzerland, our Coffee Experts create subtle blends that release the unique nuances of the terroir of each coffee bean. The art of creating blends consists in providing consistent quality.
Every coffee is unique. The quality and precision of the grinding process gives the coffee the balance that characterises it. Finally, our hermetically sealed aluminium capsules preserve all the aromas and flavours of freshly ground coffee.
In collaboration with the Pur Projet, we are planting trees around coffee farms. Agroforestry offsets the CO2 emissions generated by coffee farming and promotes biodiversity.
More than 80% of our coffee is sourced through the AAA Sustainable Quality programme. Approximately 40% of Nespresso coffee is certified by the Rainforest Alliance and several thousand tonnes are also Fairtrade-certified. Today, Nespresso is the largest roaster of Fairtrade coffee in Switzerland.