The report presents a overview of the state of sustainability and challenges in the global coffee sector. The 2020 edition couples data with visualizations and contextualization of challenges, commitments and accomplishments.



This biennial report is published by the Coffee Barometer Collective and includes Hivos, Oxfam Belgium, Solidaridad and Conservation International. The Coffee Barometer 2020 is coordinated by Ethos Agriculture.

Hivos has supported the Coffee Barometer since its first edition in 2006. Hivos is the managing organization of the SAFE Platform, which is a multi-stakeholder initiative, powered by the IDB Lab, that seeks to transform coffee and cocoa landscapes to create more people-centered and inclusive environments, through the adoption of sustainable climate-smart agricultural practices. In its five-year run, SAFE has transformed sustainable coffee and cocoa landscapes across nine countries in Latin America through the investment of over $21 million in the shape of 20 initiatives. For more information please visit:

Oxfam-Wereldwinkels (OWW) is a Belgian not-for profit organisation with a network of 200 World-shops, run by 8.000 volunteers and supported by a few OWW staff. OWW is part of the Oxfam family fighting against injustice. Firstly and practically, we want to show that an alternative trade model that champion smallholder products. Secondly, more generally, Oxfam is pleading for equitable international trade regulations, through direct advocacy and through awareness raising of our volunteers and clients, creating a strong social movement of conscious consumers. In order to strengthen this voice, we participate in international networks, like this Coffee Barometer consortium. All coffee traded by Oxfam in Belgium is bought from smallholder cooperatives in Latin America and Africa. Concurrently, OWW runs a supplementary support program to some coffee cooperatives in South Kivu, DR Congo. For more information please visit:

Solidaridad is an international network organization consisting of eight regional expertise centres located around the world. Our global coffee programme works with farmers on the ground as well as upstream with all other stakeholders in the coffee industry. As a founder of the fairtrade Max Havelaar label in 1986 and Utz Certified in 2002 we are still seeking to inspire the private sector, governments, civil society organizations and consumers to contribute to sustainable economic development.  For more information please visit:

Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature that people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. For over 20 years, Conservation International has worked partnership with coffee producers and the broader industry to promote sustainable practices that incentivize forest conservation and help to retain the rich biodiversity of coffee producing landscapes. CI’s renowned coffee programme has directly impacted producers and communities across more than 12 coffee producing countries. CI also works with governments and corporates to design policies that support sustainable coffee through policy guidance and partnerships with companies on their sustainable sourcing and supply chain investment strategies. Since December 2015, CI convenes and facilitates the Sustainable Coffee Challenge – with more than 150 partners, the coffee sector’s largest sector-wide coalition with the collective vision to make coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product. For more information please visit:


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Ethos Agriculture is a team of coffee sector and supply chain experts specialized in research, facilitation and development. With different backgrounds and experiences we are motivated to contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable coffee sector.

“We want to rethink business as usual and illustrate how sustainability can promote innovation.”

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