Coffee and Sustainability

Monday, 28 September, 2020

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

1. Natural ingredients

Coffee plants at sunset

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, including Gympie, Queensland. Tasting the finished product is the last of many quality tests that help guarantee a great tasting cup of coffee, every time.


2. Creating a brighter future

Supporting Australian Manufacturing

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

MILO and NESTLÉ Hot Chocolate are produced in Smithtown NSW and most of our coffee in Gympie QLD, including Australian favourite, NESCAFÉ Blend 43 as well as NESCAFÉ Foodservice Blend, International Roast and The Roaster Guy to name a few. 

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. Doing our part


Coffee Farmer

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 and we’re proud to say that 100% of our coffees beans roasted in Gympie, including for NESCAFÉ Blend 43, NESCAFÉ Foodservice Blend and International Roast are sustainably sourced. Read more about it here