Coffee Sourcing

Coffee is core to the Tim Hortons brand. While the process from coffee bean to coffee cup can be complex, Tim Hortons is committed to responsibly sourcing its coffee and we are always looking for ways to strengthen our approach while also supporting the people, places and partners across the coffee supply chain.

The Tim Hortons Coffee For Communities Program

At Tim Hortons, we recognize the immense value of coffee farmers and their role in the future of coffee production. Our Tims Coffee for Communities program is dedicated to supporting and empowering these farming communities, ensuring they have the skills and resources necessary to thrive. Through our partners — local coffee exporters, not-for-profit and producer organizations — we aim to improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the coffee industry. This is achieved through:

  1. Training your farmers aged 18-30 to be the next empowered generation of coffee farmers
  2. Agricultural training for coffee farmers by improving their coffee farming practices
  3. Training women to empower them as coffee farmers and leaders

18,000 farmers directly supported
through 2023

Empowering the Next Generation of Coffee Farmers

We understand the importance of nurturing the next generation of coffee farmers, and our program prioritizes the training of young farmers aged 18-30. By equipping these young individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge, we are cultivating an empowered and sustainable future for the coffee farming industry.

Improving Coffee Farming Practices

A key aspect of Tims Coffee for Communities is our commitment to agricultural training for coffee farmers. By improving coffee farming practices, including promoting climate-smart approaches and encouraging early adoption of new technologies, we enhance farmers’ livelihoods while also contributing to the overall sustainability and quality of coffee production.

Empowering Women in Coffee Farming Communities

Recognizing the potential of women as coffee farmers and leaders, the program is dedicated to providing targeted training and support for women in these communities. By empowering women and equipping them with the skills and resources necessary to succeed in the coffee industry, we contribute to the creation of more diverse, inclusive, and thriving farming communities.


We are proud to partner with Enveritas, who verifies 100% of our coffee bean purchases each year under a set of social, economic and environmental indicators.

Through our coffee for communities program, we use Enveritas’ unique model, an innovative and accurate way to measure farm-level sustainability for all the coffee that we purchase. Together we engage every supplier and use the accuracy of the data to identify challenges facing farmers within our supply chain. This allows us to design programs that focus efforts on our commitment to enhancing farmer livelihoods in all our coffee farming communities, while contributing to the overall sustainability and quality of coffee production.