Responsible Coffee

We want our coffee to leave a lasting impression on you, not our environment. That's why we do everything we possibly can to look after the communities we serve, and the world we live in.


Every little sip counts.

We take our environmental responsibilities just as seriously as we take our coffee. That's why 100% of the coffee we use to make our unique Mocha Italia blend comes from sustainably grown beans sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

To achieve the Rainforest Alliance Certification, farms must ensure the people who grow the coffee, and the land they grow it on, are carefully supported and sustained. So whenever you drink Costa coffee, you're also doing your bit for coffee growers and their communities.


The secret to making a great cup of coffee? A great coffee cup.

At Costa we always source the finest ingredients, and that goes for our coffee cups too. Each one of our iconic recyclable cups is made using only certified sustainable pulp and vegetable, instead of oil-based, ink.

Of course, there's always more we can do. So now our technical wizards are hard at work making an even more eco-friendly cup, which (fingers crossed) should be in stores by 2012. We're looking at ways to make this cup even better, such as increasing the recycled content or using FSC certified virgin pulp paper.


A cup of kindness.

With no coffee farmers, there would be no distinctively rich Costa coffee. That's why, in 2006, the Costa Foundation was set up to give something back to the communities from which we source our coffee beans.

In that time we've been able to give thousands of children access to education and ensured that the people who grow your favourite Costa coffee receive the long-term support needed to ensure sustainable and improved futures.

Find out more about the Foundation here.