Sustainable coffee incorporates environmentally friendly practices, such as better crop and water management. It also integrates the use of coffee bean waste as fertilizer and coffee husks as fuel. International coffee organizations tend to favor sustainable coffee producers. The coffee industry in Vietnam contributes significantly to the agricultural sector, where the share of coffee as a percentage of agricultural GDP is around 12%.In the future, as you plan to replicate and expand regenerative agriculture practices to the rest of your family's farm, you'll need to find an optimal solution for the interaction between coffee, shade tree and livestock to maintain a biodiverse farm and support your family.
They can move their coffee farms to higher altitudes that are increasingly suitable for coffee production. The climate is slightly colder on average the higher you go. Environmental sustainability represents the environmental and ecological conditions of the farm; social sustainability describes the production system that maintains respect for social principles that benefit the community; and economic sustainability allows the management of the farm to be financially viable. A sustainable farm replaces natural nutrients in the soil by spreading organic matter (such as composted coffee pulp) and fertilizers under and between coffee trees.
The total area of the Sun coffee farm is 2,000 m2 and contains more than 200 coffee trees that are more than 25 years old and also have very low productivity due to old age. Farmers who practice organic farming are young university graduates who have perceived the negative effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and want to practice more sustainable soil management. Sustainable coffee production has been certified by national and international organizations, such as VietGAP, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and 4C. Sustainable coffee has clear benefits for farms and farming communities; however, certain sustainable production methods have disadvantages.
Sustainable coffee cultivation is a multi-billion dollar industry with important implications for other commodities due to increased awareness and demand. For Nespresso, trees are one of the essential keys to a sustainable future, not only for high-quality coffee, but also for the world's rich coffee cultures. Today, 99 percent of your coffee comes from a verified sustainability standard that continues to promote better performance over time. These projected increases in temperature reduce the suitability for coffee production, which will have significant repercussions on coffee performance and on the livelihoods that depend on coffee in the future.
The initiative works to create sustainable quality coffee in the long term by creating direct relationships with farmers.