Direct Impact Programs - Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc.

Water Wise Coffee®

  • A direct impact program initiated by Mother Parkers in 2015
  • Helps reduce the impact of coffee growing and processing on water quality in regions around the world
  • Supports the composting of coffee pulp, installing vetiver grass wetlands and using effective microorganisms to enhance water quality in local communities
  • Managed by TechnoServe, an international non-profit that promotes business solutions to poverty in the developing world


  • 87 wetland projects completed since 2012
  • 69 remaining communities suitable for vetiver wetlands
  • 20 new mills in 2019-2020


  • 5-year partnership with CARE Canada & Global Affairs Canada
  • Support of water-related initiatives

Water Wise Coffee® is a recognized program under the Sustainable Coffee Challenge and can be customized to achieve your coffee sourcing sustainability goals.

What is the Sustainable Coffee Challenge?

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge is a collaborative effort of companies, governments, NGOs, research institutions and other organizations to transition the coffee sector to be fully sustainable. Challenge partners are urgently working together to increase transparency, align around a common vision for sustainability and collaborate to accelerate progress toward those goals. The Challenge is facilitated by Conservation International, with the agenda and actions led by Challenge partners. Together, these change makers work to find solutions for the coffee community.