Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices Starbucks relies on SCS Global Services (SCS) to ensure the quality and integrity of the third-party verification process for its C.A.F. E. (Coffee and Farmer Equity) Practices. We train and approve third-party organizations who verify suppliers participating in C.A.F.E. Practices.
C.A.F.E. Practices ensures that Starbucks is sourcing sustainably grown and processed coffee by evaluating the economic, social and environmental aspects of coffee production. These aspects are measured against a defined set of criteria detailed in the C.A.F.E. Practices Generic and Smallholder Scorecards.