Beans from 122,000 farmers in 15 countries.
Brought to you with care.
For a long time, great coffee went hand-in-hand with mastery of large, complex espresso machines. In 1986, our pioneering spirit found another way based on a simple idea: allow everyone to create barista-quality coffee at home. The first Nespresso machine was born, along with four signature Nespresso capsules.
Since then, we've brought our expertise to millions of coffee lovers. From our first machine to our latest Vertuo system, every Nespresso innovation has brought the barista experience into homes and businesses around the world.
With this progress comes responsibility. For over 30 years, we've believed every cup of Nespresso should have a positive impact. We call it The Positive Cup. It covers everything from helping to improve coffee farmers' livelihoods and protecting biodiversity, to protecting our coffee with infinitely recyclable aluminum.
With this progress comes responsibility. For over 30 years, our commitment to sustainability has been driven by the belief that every cup of Nespresso should have a positive impact. It’s why we call our sustainability strategy The Positive Cup. Our approach covers everything from helping to improve coffee farmers' livelihoods and protecting biodiversity, to encapsulating our coffee in infinitely recyclable aluminum. This commitment led to Nespresso becoming a B-Corp in 2022 – official recognition for our high standards of social and environmental responsibility and transparency.
Coffee can be a force for good
We hold ourselves to a higher standard when sourcing our coffee, and that means working with leaders in sustainability. Experts from the Rainforest Alliance, Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) and Nespresso developed our farm management guidelines. It's the bedrock of our AAA Sustainable Quality™ program.
Our aim? To create a sustainable supply of the highest quality coffee while protecting the environment and improving the lives of coffee farmers and their communities. As part of the program, 400+ agronomists and field staff work with farmers to help them improve farming practices, increase productivity, and manage their farms in a more sustainable way. Today, 93% of our coffee is sourced from AAA farms (48% certified by the Rainforest Alliance or Fairtrade). We have also launched the Reviving Origins program to help restore coffee farming and local coffee economies in regions affected by conflict, economic hardship, and environmental disasters. The program currently supports farming and community projects in Colombia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.
The circularity of our capsules is a priority for Nespresso. Our focus is on making it easy for consumers to recycle their capsules through our global recycling scheme, which has more than 100,000 collection points. We even invite other portioned coffee brands to share our system.