Our Coffee Sourcing Philosophy

Dunn Bros Coffee


"The Bold Standard"

Chris Eilers meeting Ethiopian farmers

We believe in offering our customers exceptional coffees while rewarding the farmer, protecting the environment, and bettering our communities.

To put those words into action, we partner with the most respected certifiers of sustainably grown coffee in the world including Fair Trade USA, and Rainforest Alliance. We also visit many of the farms where we purchase coffee and verify first hand that farmers are adhering to sustainable farming practices that will protect the environment while producing the quality coffees we demand.  We believe that when our customers ask, “Where did the coffee come from?” and “How was it produced?” we should have confidence in our answer.

Our goal is to offer 100% certified or independently verified sustainably produced coffees. We are committed to rewarding the skills of responsible coffee producers and continuing to bring you the high quality coffees you have come to expect.

World Coffee Research
In addition, we have recently partnered with World Coffee Research (WCR), a collaborative research and development program of the global coffee industry, committed to the mission of growing, protecting and enhancing the supplies of quality coffee, while improving the livelihoods of the families who produce it. The program is driven by the global coffee industry, guided by producers and executed by coffee scientists from around the world.

World Coffee Research logo

View the announcement of this partnership:
Dunn Bros Coffee joins World Coffee Research

For more information about WCR, read this recent article in the Wall Street Journal featuring WCR head Texas A&M University Agronomist, Tim Schilling: The Indiana Jones of Coffee


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