Companies must address water use in coffee production Pilot projects provide a template for sustainable and profitable coffee businesses in the future
Coffee farmers in the village of Hama, 310 miles south of Addis Ababa,
for years struggled financially and faced declining yields even though
the quality of their coffee beans was high. A Nestlé team realised one
issue was a wasteful process that separated coffee beans from their
pulp. The pulp was a potentially valuable source of compost for the
farmers, but instead the farmers discharged it into the local river –
where the pulp became a toxin that polluted local water supplies. A
pulping machine from South America separated the lucrative bean from
the pulp and provided farmers a source of compost,
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