October 1 is International Coffee Day, a global celebration recognising the coffee industry – from the farmers around the world through to the Nestlé team in Gympie who make Australia’s favourite coffee.  

This year, Nestlé is celebrating Nescafé being made in Gympie for 70 years. The factory produces more than 20 million cups of coffee every day – equivalent to 230 cups per second. The team of expert coffee tasters test more than 100 cups of Nescafé each day to make sure coffee lovers can enjoy the perfect blend every time.  

The team is also focused on improving environmental performance from using 100% responsibly sourced beans, using renewable sources for over 80% of the factory’s energy needs (including waste coffee grounds, sawdust, and wind), sending zero waste to landfill, and a new project which will save 45 million litres of water annually.  

Feature image: Nestlé quality assurance manager (chief coffee taster), Glen Jones.