“Climate change threatens the world’s coffee production. Coffee is in trouble and so are the farmer families who grow it.”

Since 2010, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) implements its vision to enable coffee farmers worldwide to adapt to climate change. Not only to save your daily cup of coffee, but also the operations of coffee farmers worldwide. With current commitments of coffee companies and public partners farming families will benefit from c&c activities. We work in the field together with smallholder coffee farmers, their families and communities, and local partners in a precompetitive way.

latest blog posts

Kitchen Thoughts on Gender Mainstreaming

Kitchen Thoughts on Gender Mainstreaming

Johannes Thoma (26), Executive Management Assistant at implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung recently visited Tanzania to learn more about the gender component of c&c. “I have seen women walking 10 hours to get water! “, I grumbled as I lifted myself out...

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Brewing up Climate Resilience in the Coffee Sector

Brewing up Climate Resilience in the Coffee Sector

Baristas, roasters and coffee machine producers are crowding around latest innovations during the Specialty Coffee Associations “World of Coffee 2019” in Berlin – Europe’s biggest Specialty Coffee Exhibition. Powerful cheering from the audiences of the World Barista...

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From Italy to Guatemala, Lavazza visits Chiquimula

From Italy to Guatemala, Lavazza visits Chiquimula

"I became more and more confident with myself and the role I have within the organization as a woman” tells Rina Mejia. Rina is the secretary of the gender committee for the Coffee Cooperative COCAFELOL in Ocotepeque, Honduras. As participant of the gender component...

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where we work





quick facts

local trainers

community adaptation plans

smallholder coffee farming households by 2019

Strengthening national and local institutions and implementers. Through a “Training Of Trainer” format, we qualify third parties to implement coffee&climate practices.


coffee&climate supported 31 community adaptation plans, which were facilitated and are being implemented.

Through our coffee&climate training on climate smart agriculture practices, we support farmers to increase their resilience to climate change.

status july 2019

Without the trainings of c&c I am not sure if my coffee farm would be this good.
Emanuel Wilson Nkuyu

Coffee farmer from Tanzania

Through the training courses of c&c I have learned a great deal about technological methods of coffee production.

Coffee farmer from Vietnam

members of the initiative for coffee&climate

c&c was started in 2010 as a public-private partnership by important coffee companies and development organisations.

Since then, various other members have joined the initiative.

funding partners

founding members

implementing partner

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