Coffee and Sustainability

Saturday, April 15, 2017

At Nestlé Professional we go beyond the cup by ensuring our coffee not only tastes good, but also does good.


1. Doing our part


With over 23000 cups drunk every second, we aim to ensure all of our coffee is responsibly sourced. That’s why in 2010 we set up The NESCAFÉ Plan to help farmers, farming communities and our planet. We go beyond the cup by ensuring our coffee not only tastes good but also does good.

Find out more about the NESCAFÉ plan HERE

Find out more about how we're conserving natural resources HERE

2. Creating a brighter future

Supporting local Manufacturing 

By trusting  Nestlé Professional Beverages, you are also supporting local (Australian) manufacturing. The majority of our products are manufactured in local factories using a combination of local and imported ingredients.

For example, the NESCAFÉ Kiwi Classic Can is made locally in Gympie, Australia, along with MILO made in Smithtown, Australia.

We’re involved at every stage of the production process, from the farm to the factory ensuring our products are produced to the highest standards, safely, sustainably and ethically.

3. Natural Ingredients

It all starts with the beans

Coffee beans come from the “cherry” fruit of coffee plants. Grown in over 50 countries in the “coffee belt”, each variety of coffee plant has its own distinct flavour. While there are over 120 varieties, almost all the coffee we drink comes from Arabica and Robusta beans. The Arabica bean is known for its smooth taste and delicate aroma while the Robusta bean is typically much richer and bolder in taste. 

After harvesting, coffee cherries go through milling which gets rid of the outer skin and fruit. Once dried, the end result is called green coffee. Quality control is vital at this stage and our experts work closely with coffee suppliers in all countries of origin. Before shipping, professional tasters thoroughly test the quality of our coffee at specialist quality-control centres. 

A final quality test takes place once the beans arrive at our Nestlé factories before we use the green coffee beans to make some of Australia's favourite coffees. It takes years of practice and experience to become a professional taster and we have rained tasting teams in every NESCAFÉ factory.Tasting the finished product is the last of many quality tests that help guarantee a great tasting cup of coffee, every time.

For more information on all things NESCAFÉ  and sustainability you can read more HERE