We want to source food from more sustainable sources and make it available at affordable prices. Alongside agriculture that minimizes the use of chemical inputs, organic food production is one of the ways we can achieve this goal. The definitions of organic vary across countries, but the intention is the same – good environmental practices, like preserving soil health, biodiversity, and human and animal health. In the IKEA store, you will find several organic food options.
Energy and resources
Check the origin of your coffee or chocolate
Traceability is one of the foundations on which the UTZ program is based. The ability to trace the origin of commodities provides reassurance that crops have been produced according to the standards and that buyers contribute to better farming. To check the origin and learn more about the plantations where the coffee or cacao beans in your IKEA coffee or chocolate bar were grown, visit www.utz.org/IKEA.
People and communities
Better farming, better future
UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment. Through the UTZ-program farmers grow better crops, generate more income and create better opportunities while safeguarding the environment and securing the earth’s natural resources. Now and in the future.
Coffee-loving Swedes bring you organic beans
Chances are you drink coffee on a regular basis. If you’re a Swede, it’s almost certain – Swedes are among the biggest consumers on the planet. So, it comes as no surprise that a Swedish company like IKEA is committed to offering good beans. But good beans it not just about taste. It’s about quality and sustainability, too. The trick is to get all of this right. With our PÅTÅR coffees, we believe we have.
All IKEA coffee beans are UTZ certified. “We have worked many years with UTZ coffee because it aligns with the IKEA Code of Conduct, IWAY,” says Henrik Ringdahl, an IKEA product developer who helped create the PÅTÅR coffees. "It takes good care of not only the coffee but also the growers and workers,” he explains. UTZ works with farmers to improve growing methods. This helps to lower costs and increase crop quality and yields. Workers earn a living wage and farmers increase their income.
Coffee that’s better for farmers and customers
But UTZ certification was just the beginning. “Building on UTZ we also wanted our beans to be organically grown, meaning without the use of fertilizers and pesticides,” says Jacqueline Macalister, responsible for health and sustainability at IKEA Food. “This means healthier soils and less impact on the climate. Also, farmers are paid more for organic crops. That way they improve their livelihood while at the same time they’re safeguarding the environment.”
Quality beans for a quality taste
Only 100% Arabica beans, the species widely considered top notch for taste, are used in IKEA coffee. Add that to an overall quality improvement of each bean and you get a tastier cup every time. PÅTÅR is Swedish for a second cup of coffee. Something we hope you and your friends will be happily asking for.
What makes a good cup of coffee?
Our PÅTÅR coffees are not only UTZ certified but organic too. Just like the coffee served in IKEA Restaurants and IKEA Bistros. The beans – 100 % Arabica – are provided by a vast amount of small-scale coffee farmers in countries like Mexico, Peru, and Honduras, then blended and roasted into the finest coffees ever found in an IKEA store. So stay in the moment with a PÅTÅR – a second cup of coffee – knowing that it is truly a good cup of coffee.