Volcafe works with internationally recognised standards – including our own Volcafe RS Standard – to offer a wide range of responsibly sourced coffees.
With our vision to build a thriving, sustainable coffee business for all, Volcafe understands its role in responsible sourcing and is actively driving change in our industry.
We know that the farmers we work with and the customers we trade with – not to mention our own business – all rely on a shift away from the old approach that viewed coffee as some commodity, and toward relationships that respect the interdependencies in our value chains.
In 2023, we expanded our offer through an enhanced Volcafe RS programme that draws on the deep experience of our Volcafe Way farmer support programme, while also meeting the emerging consensus on best practice in the coffee sector. This led to the creation of our Volcafe RS Standard and its two levels of practice: Volcafe Verified and Volcafe Excellence.
Click the links below for further information about our array of responsibly sourced coffees.
A programme enables men and women to realise a personal vision for their lives and farms.Read story
A partnership is distributing tens of thousands of native tree saplings to coffee farmers, aiding efforts to restore forests.Read story
A new project aims to promote sustainable farming and demonstrate that farmers can positively change the coffee-growing landscape.Read story
We're turning a waste product into something useful, and promoting circularity in the process.Read story
Printed calendars offer illustrated guidance on sustainable farming for thousands of coffee growers.Read story
A shift in business strategy means more direct relations with farmers and new possibilities.Read story
Simple structures solve a dilemma that often costs farmers money and timeRead story