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Associated Press, Published April 07 2010

Caribou Coffee promises to use sustainable coffee

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Caribou Coffee Co. says it will use only coffee grown under sustainable farming practices by the end of 2011.

The Brooklyn Center-based gourmet coffee chain says it currently buys about 80 percent of its coffee from farms certified by the New York-based Rainforest Alliance.

The Star Tribune reports that Caribou's senior director of coffee and tea, Chad Trewick, says the company has been moving toward sustainable-farmed coffee due to customer demand.

He says the company has chosen to work with the Rainforest Alliance because it's an independent third party.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.