Sustainability | Protecting the Environment | Nespresso USA



Sustainability is a core value that you uphold every time you drink Nespresso. Cup by cup, you're helping us recycle aluminum, sustainably produce coffee, and protect the environment.

Costa Rica Tree Planting Initiative

On Earth Day 2019, Nespresso USA kicked off a multi-year initiative to plant shade trees in Costa Rica to protect the ecosystem. These efforts help coffee plants and farming communities grow and thrive.


We make our capsules out of aluminum because it protects the quality of our coffee and is infinitely recyclable. Through our free Nespresso Recycling Program, we can transform used capsules into the raw materials used in garden compost, new capsules, and even products like the RE:CYCLE bike by Vélosophy.

And now you have the opportunity to win a Velosophy bicycle! To enter, on Instagram, share the Small Steps you take to live a more sustainable life with #MySmallStepsSweepstakes. Click here for full Terms & Conditions.

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Through our Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program, we've united with top organizations like the Rainforest Alliance to continually expand our sustainable practices in the face of climate change - and protect the livelihoods of our farmers.

See Our Partnerships

Protecting the Environment

We're reducing our carbon footprint step by step. From putting energy-efficent machines in your homes to revitalizing the environment through agroforestry, we promise to keep sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

Download Our Sustainability Report