As a part of the B Corp movement, sustainability and
responsibility guide everything we do – and we put that
into our STōK cold brew from the start. We’re on it.


To make our coffee dreams come true,we start with the beans. We go where the best beans are, primarily to countries in Central and South America, like Colombia, Nicaragua and Brazil.

We believe in coffee beans grown and harvested in a more responsible way. That means working with farmers and partners who do right by people and the planet. We pay a premium for our coffee to support initiatives for healthy soil, saving water and lifting communities up.

 STōK Sustainable Coffee Sourcing from Nicaragua, Colombia, and Brazil

Our coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified - and our
beans are traceable from coffee region, to roaster, to you.


While we work with partners who share our commitment to responsibly grown coffee, we’re also proud that our coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified. The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture and forests. When you choose Rainforest Alliance Certified STōk Cold Brew, you are supporting the farmers who are looking after their workers and our natural resources. Find out more at www.rainforest-alliance.org. The Rainforest Alliance works to:

Contribute to lifting rural people out of poverty by improving liveli-hoods opportunities for farmers, workers, and their families.

Train farmers to grow better crops using climate-smart agriculture, which helps them mitigate and adapt to climate impacts.

Promote more sustainable land management practices to protect forests, biodiversity, and natural resources.

Address human rights abuses like child and forced labor, low wages, poor working conditions, and gender inequality.

Learn more at www.rainforest-alliance.org.




We can't make STōK without beans, farmers, planet Earth and you. Being more sustainable has never been more important.

  • So far, STōK has helped to plant over 7,000 native trees and 4,000 native plants to support a stronger rainforest ecosystem, add biodiversity and help trap carbon from the atmosphere.
  • We’ve also aided water conservation efforts through rainwater harvesting infrastructure and new or improved treatment systems.

Planting Ideas for a Sustainable Future

STōK funds hands-on workshops for farmers on more sustainable farming methods.

  • How water used in processing coffee beans can be filtered and returned to the land.
  • How leaving cut brush around the coffee plants can hold more moisture in the soil.


How should I recycle STōK bottles?

Thanks for asking — keeping single-use packaging out of nature is an issue of our time. That’s why STōK is committed to circularity — keeping our packaging in the recycling stream and out of the waste stream.

We choose bottles that are highly recyclable, and count on you to help close the loop. Our glass bottles are ready to go. For our 48 oz. plastic bottles, remove the plastic label and replace the cap before recycling. We partner with GreenBlue to raise the awareness of recyclability and include a how2recycle.info label on every bottle.

STōK is also joining our corporate team on the commitment to be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
We’re constantly on the lookout to improve our packaging and increase the amount of reused materials in our bottles. Thanks for pitching in.

Where do your beans come from?

The majority of our high-quality Arabica coffee beans are sourced from Central and South America.

Are your coffee beans responsibly sourced?

We believe in coffee beans that are grown and harvested in a more responsible way. Along with our coffee supplier partner, we support initiatives for healthy soil, saving water and lifting communities up.

Our coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified, which means farmers follow a rigorous standard for sustainable agriculture and responsible business practices, and commit to improving over time.

For more info, check out https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

There’s no forced labor being used from where you get your beans right?

Absolutely not. Our coffee comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms which are audited annually regarding their treatment of workers and any issues, like forced labor, must be addressed immediately or the farm’s certification will be canceled. Farmers also receive training on issues like child labor, non-discrimination, and promoting gender equality.

What sort of relationship do you have with your farmers/the communities they live in?

No coffee farmers, no coffee, no STōK. A passion for coffee connects us all, which is why we go the extra mile to support coffee farmers and their communities.

STōK pays a premium for our coffee beans to support hands-on training for farmers, fair wages and decent living standards. We recently completed a trip to Colombia to see a few of the farms and farmers in action.

We’re in this for the long haul, and are working to build long-term, win-win relationships with the people and places that make coffee possible. Our coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified, which means it is grown with more care for people and the planet.

How do STōK’s farmers reduce their impact on deforestation and climate change?

Through our investments and commitment to buying our coffee from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, STōK works with farmers to reduce their impact on deforestation and climate change. The Rainforest Alliance will not certify any farms on land that has been deforested in the last 8 years.

We support hands-on training for coffee farmers to learn more sustainable farming practices, and have backed projects to plant trees on coffee farms, reduce coffee farm impacts on water resources, and promote climate-smart agriculture. To date, we’ve helped plant over 7,000 native trees on coffee farms to support shade, soil health and biodiversity. We also supported 25 small projects to promote water conservation and treatment.

Finally, we aided the planting of over 16,000 new coffee seedlings to replace varieties that are less adapted to the likely impacts of climate change.

What does STōK do to be sustainable?

STōK is always pushing to bring more sustainable practices into our work and our products. We take the extra steps to buy coffee that is Rainforest Alliance Certified — a program that takes a holistic approach to sustainability, balancing social, environmental and economic considerations.

It includes everything from better quality crops and higher yields to better working conditions and protection of the environment.

What are your goals for the future?

Onward! We’re just getting started on our journey of continuous improvement. In the near term, we’re strengthening our relationship with our coffee suppliers and farmers, continuing our efforts to support soil health and water conservation. Long term, we recognize global issues in the food supply chain.

Similar to our approach to sourcing coffee beans, we see more potential to have a positive impact on people and the planet by making thoughtful, more sustainable choices in all of our ingredients, packaging and partnerships.

Is STōK coffee traceable to the region or to the farm/broker?

With our coffee supplier partner and Rainforest Alliance Certification, we can trace our coffee beans from the origin region, to coffee roaster to the consumer. It’s about transparency, trust and our contribution to a coffee bean that is grown more responsibly — helping support farmers, their families and the planet.

Why does my coffee say “UTZ Certified” when your coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified?

UTZ was a leading program for more sustainably grown coffee but the UTZ organization merged with the Rainforest Alliance in 2018. In July 2020, the newly merged organization launched a new Sustainable Agriculture Standard (SAS) for coffee production and the associated supply chain that combines the best of the former Rainforest Alliance SAS and the former UTZ standard.

Our coffee supplier and farmer partners have been actively working to become certified to the new standard which is why we are now calling our coffee Rainforest Alliance Certified. Going forward, our products will begin to display the new Rainforest Alliance logo which will replace the UTZ logo but there may be a few products that haven’t fully made the switch yet!

More details on the merger and the new standard the Rainforest Alliance launched can be found at https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/tag/2020-certification-program/


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STōK is a brand of Danone North America, a Certified B Corporation™.