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We're hustling. Every day, sustainability at Counter Culture evolves as we continue to learn from our own experiences, our peers, and examples from other industries. The annual targets we set for ourselves focus our energy on specific projects, so you might notice that we spend a lot of time exploring one topic at a given time, but, if you keep checking in with us, you’ll find that we cover all areas of sustainability.

Our mission is to use our business to benefit the environment and coffee communities worldwide.

This mission drives us to consider the social, environmental and fiscal implications in every decision that we make, whether it regards our operations, our suppliers, or our customers and communities.


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