CAFEBRAS’S PARTNERS are all of the producers, cooperatives, associations and other organizations that are involved in any project with CAFEBRAS, or which participate in specialized groups formed to meet the requirements of specific customers, such as:
The Baseline Common Code for the Coffee Community (4C) was created through a participatory, extensive, transparent and balanced consultation with coffee stakeholders worldwide, and was owned and operationalized by the 4C Association. As of April 2016, the 4C Association evolved into the Global Coffee Platform (GCP). The GCP is a multi-stakeholder platform that works towards improving economic, social and environmental conditions for the production and processing of coffee, in order to build a sustainable and prosperous industry for generations to come. The Baseline Common Code (former 4C) is a set of principles and practices that serve to pave the way to understanding and implementing sustainability in coffee production and processing. The GCP upholds the Baseline Common Code as a global benchmark to be used in every way possible to establish a level playing field for basic sustainability. The Code is a set of economic, social and environmental principles, based on good agricultural and management practices, and observes international conventions and guidelines that are recognized and accepted in the coffee industry.
Starbucks Coffee Company started C. A. F. E. (Coffee and Farmer Equity) PRACTICES to assess, recognize and reward growers of high-quality, sustainably-produced coffee. The program seeks to ensure that Starbucks’ suppliers grow and process coffee sustainably, according to a specific set of sustainability criteria that takes into account economic, social and environmental aspects of coffee production.