Chris Von Zastrow

Director Coffee Sustainability at Starbucks Coffee Co


Chris von Zastrow is director of coffee sustainability and farmer support centers for Starbucks. He is based in Lausanne Switzerland, and responsible for the Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices program as well as the famer support centers in 8 coffee producing countries.

Chris grew up on a coffee farm in northern Tanzania, holds a degree in Business Communications, and has spent much of his professional life in and around coffee, from seed to cup. He has spent the last ten years building out the Starbucks farmer support centers and the C.A.F.E. Practices program in order to improve farming conditions and the quality of life in those coffee farming communities.