Proud to serve
100%
Ethically
Sourced beans

Rainforest Alliance Certified logo

In partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, McCafé proudly serves 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Ethically Sourced Arabica beans. We believe it's vital to ensure the well being of our farmers, the communities they live in and surrounding forests and wildlife. Our farming practices have made a huge difference, and we're making greater strides every day.

Discover our story

The journey of a great cup

From farm to restaurant, our hot and cold Premium Roast and espresso
coffee delivers on so much more than great taste. Every bean has an
impact, connecting and caring for people a world apart.

Respecting our farmers

Feel good knowing every sip of our coffee helps support our farmers in an effort to:

  • Improve farm management
  • Promote safe working conditions
  • Increase yields & protect farmland
  • Earn a just wage and negotiate a premium on their beans

Supporting communities

Our impact expands to rural communities where
work is being done to:

  • Improve access to education for children
  • Support the rights of workers
  • Promote gender equality
  • Provide access to clean water
  • Improve sanitation & infrastructure

Protecting the rainforest

Our practices ensure we minimize the impacts on the natural environment and wildlife to:

  • Help maintain the health of the land
  • Protect against deforestation
  • Teach sustainable farming techniques to protect our natural resources

The positive impacts of investing in ethical farming

Training

McDonald's McCafé has invested millions since 2012 to train roughly 20,000 farmers on sustainable practices.

Household Incomes

McDonald's McCafé partnership with the Rainforest Alliance works to help coffee-farming households attain a higher income than they would at uncertified farms.

Education

Children on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms supported by McDonald's McCafé tend to spend 2 more years in school than those on non-certified farms.

Rainforest

An increase in forest quality is one of the many benefits of McDonald's McCafé partnership with the Rainforest Alliance.

    Training

    McDonald's McCafé has invested millions since 2012 to train roughly 20,000 farmers on sustainable practices.

    Household Incomes

    McDonald's McCafé partnership with the Rainforest Alliance works to help coffee-farming households attain a higher income than they would at uncertified farms.

    Education

    Children on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms supported by McDonald's McCafé tend to spend 2 more years in school than those on non-certified farms.

    Rainforest

    An increase in forest quality is one of the many benefits of McDonald's McCafé partnership with the Rainforest Alliance.

We're on a journey toward reducing our environmental footprint.

We've recently opened a Green Concept Restaurant, testing new packaging options and recycling methods for straws and lids.

The goal is to source 100% of our packaging from renewable and/or recycled sources by 2025.

We are proud to be helping lead a global effort in serving ethically-sourced coffee that is good for farmers, good for nature and good for our customers.