Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee is one of North America’s leading coffee and tea companies, providing private label solutions, as well as manufacturing its own brands. State-of-the-art technology and more than 100 years of experience have combined to help make the company a leading innovator with the recyclable EcoCup® single-serve capsule that makes it easy for consumers to divert plastic from landfill. Mother Parkers is also the founder of Water Wise Coffee®, a program dedicated to improving lives in coffee-growing communities.

Statement of support

“For decades, Mother Parkers has worked with our partners in coffee-growing regions around the world to support sustainable and safe coffee farming communities. We’re proud to join the Sustainable Coffee Challenge to learn from others, to share our experiences and to encourage all parties in the coffee supply chain to take the necessary steps to protect the future of the coffee industry and make it the first fully sustainable agricultural product.”

Action Networks
Partner Since November 2017

Our Commitments

In partnership with CARE Canada we will launch a 5 year project to support the sustainability of the coffee sector in the region of the dry corridor of Honduras, through activities with a focus on water quality, harvesting and retention. The project will reach over 2000 Farmers through one or more of the following initiatives: 1) Vetiver wetlands and pulp segregation activities to reduce the impact of wet milling effluent on rivers 2) Harvesting water via catchment systems and 3) Training in climate smart water practices.

In partnership with: CARE Canada, Government of Canada


June 2022

The Water Wise Coffee® is in its 5th and final year of work in the Lempa region of Honduras. To date we have supported 53 smallholder farms with Vetiver grass planting that reduces waste and water contamination and improves downstream water for communities. We have implemented water catchment systems for 60 smallholder farms to give access to water for farming, irrigation and processing, thereby improving coffee yields and processing techniques. Although precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 do not allow fieldwork to take place as usual, in the coffee value chain, it has been possible to continue with regular training activities combining the increased reliance on mobile phones and social media with more frequent but shorter field visits to smaller groups. PROLEMPA continued to collaborate with the Women's Municipal Office [WMO] and Youth's Municipal Office [YMO] and with the leaders of the municipal networks of women and youth to increase the number of people trained in gender-based violence, leadership, sexual and reproductive rights and human rights with an additional 2,041 people for a total of 9,327 people [7,883 are indigenous women].

Status 95% complete
Target date 2022
Countries targeted Honduras

Plant 1 Million Trees in Coffee and Tea growing regions by 2025

In partnership with: One Tree Planted

Target date 2025
Countries targeted Honduras, India