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tiger habitat in Indonesia threatened

If any of you drink coffee please try to check where it comes from.
"Coffee lovers the world over are unknowingly drinking coffee that was illegally grown inside one of the world’s most important national parks for tigers, elephants and rhinos, says WWF. The illegally grown coffee is mixed by local traders with legal coffee beans and exported from Indonesia to companies such as Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Lavazza and Marubeni, according to the global conservation organization"
• Taloca, Kraft and Nestlé were the top recipients of coffee from Lampung in the years 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively. Other companies identified as recipients of Lampung coffee include Marubeni, Itochu, ED&F Man, Andira, Nestle, Lavazza, J. Mueller Weser, Pacorini and World Transport. Folgers (P&G) and Tchibo received small shipments of coffee from Bandar Lampung’s exporters in 2004.
• The United States, Germany, Japan and Italy were the largest importing countries of tainted Lampung coffee in 2004 and 2005, accounting for more than 50 per cent of all coffee imports from the region. Other significant recipient countries include Algeria, India and the United Kingdom.

Did these companies know they were getting the 'meanie-mix' or were they just caught off guard? Either way, it needs to stop, but I'd be less forgiving to the entire company if they knew all along.


I'm a coffee addict!  :o
I only buy organic "free trade" coffee. Besides everything you mentioned, most "major" brand coffees are grown in countries that use pesticides that have been banned in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia...etc.... for decades. After reading about it years ago.....Organic Coffee was actually the first "organic" product I ever started to purchase.


I'm pretty lucky I guess don't drink coffee, just don't like the taste :P  so don't know much about it but as you said Dave organic is always the best option for anything you want to put in your body, or even on your body for that matter. And free trade is such a great idea too

7 it seems that most of the companies were unaware of what was going on and are now trying to do something to stop it happening again.
"WWF determined that most of the companies buying the coffee likely were unaware of its illegal origins, based on the lack of regulations in the region, and provided draft copies of the report’s findings to the top recipients of Lampung coffee tainted with illegal beans from Bukit Barisan Selatan. Some companies denied any purchase of illegally grown coffee, while others are in discussions with WWF on how to avoid purchases of tainted coffee, boost production of sustainably grown coffee and restore wildlife habitat in the park."


Thanks. I kinda skimmed over the article, and that's the impression I got, but I just wasn't up to reading the whole thing right now. Thanks for doing the work for me.  :)

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