Dunkin Donuts says they use shade coffee!

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Dunkin Donuts says they use shade coffee!

Postby CravesCoffee on Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:58 am

Dunkin Donuts has Twittered that the "majority" of the coffee they use is shade grown. I've done quite a bit of research on them, and there is no evidence of this -- they don't even claim it on their web site. Aside from their espresso drinks being FT, I don't see that they use any other certified coffee, including organic.

Certification aside, I doubt they source much truly shade-grown uncertified coffee. Unfortunately, a prominent blogger is promoting this to birders, who are a pretty influencial group.

Can someone who knows something about DD coffee sourcing weigh in on their ethical green sourcing?

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Re: Dunkin Donuts says they use shade coffee!

Postby John Oughtred on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:51 am

our donut king does pretty much the same in the great white north with just as little proof.

http://nbbusinessjournal.canadaeast.com/transcript/article/846183

interesting.
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Re: Dunkin Donuts says they use shade coffee!

Postby geir oglend on Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:21 am

and then there is this one which I'm having a bit of trouble with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHZw9yx7gMc

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Re: Dunkin Donuts says they use shade coffee!

Postby CravesCoffee on Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:05 am

Ah, yes. I've also written about Tim Hortons:
http://www.coffeehabitat.com/2007/12/ti ... s-cof.html

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Re: Dunkin Donuts says they use shade coffee!

Postby geir oglend on Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:27 pm

Nice and thorough article Julie. Please don't get me wrong I'm not trying to pick on Tee Ho here, I'm just surprised to see them spend so much money on something that is so low on their care-meter in the overall scheme of things..IMHO.
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