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NCA People and Planet Coffee Industry Sustainability

People & Planet 

The NCA guide to sustainability for the entire coffee supply chain. 

The coffee industry is dedicated to building a truly sustainable supply chain - from crop to cup, and meeting complex challenges that include climate change, community dynamics, and socioeconomic/political conditions that are found in many coffee-growing countries.

Given the enormity of these challenges, we all share a responsibility to work together towards solutions: government, NGOs, industry, and consumers.

As consumers, your choices matter. That's why the NCA is working with the US government, the United Nations, the International Coffee Organization, and Conservation International to help make a difference - and a measurable impact. Visit the Sustainable Coffee Challenge to learn more about what your favorite brands are doing.

Whether you're an NCA member or a coffee drinker, join us by learning more - and doing what's right for you or your organization - to help make coffee the world's first 100% sustainable agricultural product.



conservation international sustainable coffee challenge

with Conservation International 

We're better together. Learn how you can get involved in the Sustainable Coffee Challenge.


with Conservation International

Coffee is committed to collaborating with governments and NGOs around the world to source coffee responsibly – and partnerships are essential.

Coffee Gives Back

2019 sponsored by Mother Parker's Coffee and Tea

Supporting coffee producing communities at origin.

National Coffee Association USA

Get inspired by initiatives from NCA members from across the coffee supply chain. 

5 Reasons to Attend the NCA Convention

Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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