We are happy and proud to announce that the renowned Austrian coffee roaster Julius Meinl has officially joined the initiative for coffee&climate. This new collaboration marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to address the challenges of smallholder coffee farming families posed by climate change. 


As a key player in the private sector, Julius Meinl’s entry adds substantial value to our alliance. Founded in 1862, Julius Meinl is one of the oldest coffee roasters in the world and an iconic Vienna coffee house brand. Dedication to quality has been a family trademark for five generations. The company recognizes the urgency of addressing climate change within the coffee sector. Julius Meinl’s commitment therefore aligns with our overall goal: effective responses to climate change, increasing resilience, and, ultimately, better livelihoods of smallholder coffee farming families.

As a family business,  we have always run our company in a responsible way, and it is up to us to take an active role in creating and joining sustainable initiatives that will positively impact the entire coffee industry. We have always strived to deliver the finest coffee blends to coffee enthusiasts worldwide, and joining the initiative for coffee&climate reinforces our dedication to ethical sourcing and sustainable practices.

Christina Meinl

Fifth-generation Family Member, Julius Meinl Group

We aim at spreading Vienna’s coffeehouse culture worldwide while ensuring a more sustainable and fairer future from farmers to consumers. This encompasses GHG reduction programms and circular economy initiatives and cumulates in dedicated activities with farmers and local communities in the origin. The Generations Program in Colombia and Uganda, aimed at promoting best practices and ensuring sustainable livelihoods, testifies the commitment. The ultimate goal is to ensure farmers can pass on their knowledge and  coffee cultivations in a meaningful way to their next generations.

Marcel Loeffler

CEO, Julius Meinl Group

Welcoming Julius Meinl as a new member provides an opportunity to extend our pro-active and collaborative efforts in addressing climate change challenges. c&c’s primary commitment lies in supporting smallholder coffee farming families. Collaborating closely with both, these families and esteemed scientific knowledge partners, we strive to develop robust, climate-resilient production systems. The overarching goal is to ensure not only the sustainability of coffee cultivation but also to enhance food security and foster income diversification within these communities. With the dedicated support of Julius Meinl, we look forward to fortifying and expanding these impactful initiatives across our program regions.

Stefan Ruge

c&c Program Manager

In the face of climate change, the coffee sector confronts a significant threat, making close collaboration imperative for achieving climate-resilient coffee-based livelihoods and fostering healthy coffee landscapes. Julius Meinl, as part of c&c, will play a crucial role in this collaborative effort.

Current c&c members and partners are: