Beyond the Bean

National Geographic journeys with Nespresso across some of the best coffee growing regions, telling the awe-inspiring stories of craft, revival, sustainability, and community happening within them.

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A WORLD OF HIGHER QUALITY COFFEE

Breathtakingly beautiful, often hidden destinations where some of the finest beans are grown.
Click on a location to discover its story.

OUR STORYTELLER

Rena Effendi

A world-renowned National Geographic photographer, Rena is most passionate about capturing the essence of people and places. Keen to discover the craft and cultural heritage behind some of the world’s best coffee, she’s headed across the globe to document the uplifting stories of people, cultures, and the environment.

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Coffee Comes Back

Communities in prime coffee growing regions across Colombia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are working together to revive their threatened coffee industries.

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Better coffee for a better planet

Can coffee be grown in a completely sustainable way? A farmer in Costa Rica is perfecting the practices needed to do so.

San Ramón, Costa Rica

Growing greener coffee

With the support of an agronomist, a forward-thinking farmer has been working to close the loop on his sustainable coffee farm.

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Our People, Our Future

Local cooperatives, pension funds and agroforestry training supported by Nespresso all work to ensure Colombian coffee farmers are able to secure their family’s future.

Aguadas, Colombia

The changing climate of Colombian coffee

In Colombia's Caldas province, coffee-growing smallholdings are threatened by climate change, aging farmers, and the exodus of young people to cities. Although, hope is on the horizon.

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A world without coffee

To help prevent a future in which global bean supplies dwindle, efforts are underway to preserve coffee-growing ecosystems relied upon by farming communities.

Jalapa, Guatemala

Preventing a world without coffee

The Jalapa region, where some of Guatemala's best-quality coffee is grown, an agroforestry program is helping farmers secure their future and plentiful quality coffee.

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Coffee Craftsmanship

Hidden regions in Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia are home to ancient, deeply unique coffee cultures born of processes distinct to each area.

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QUALITY & SUSTAINABILITY GO HAND IN HAND

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ABOUT THE NESPRESSO AAA SUSTAINABLE QUALITY™ PROGRAM

Launched in 2003, the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program is a quality coffee sourcing program, designed and implemented specifically for Nespresso, in collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance. Through long-standing partnerships with farmers, coffee suppliers and cooperatives, with support from NGOs, the program has evolved considerably over time. Sustainable farm management is still at its heart, but today it also focuses on community and landscape resilience, and the wider systemic challenges the sector faces.

The secret to sustainable quality

How Nespresso’s unique relationship with the Rainforest Alliance offers you quality coffee that helps improve the livelihood of coffee farmers and the environment.

Partnering for positive impact

Working through long-term partnerships is key to creating a positive impact on the environment and society. After all, together is better, right?

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