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Starbucks to donate healthy coffee trees to farmers in new sales deal

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 05:50

Seattle

STARBUCKS Corp is trying out the buy-one, give-one model embraced by startups such as Toms Shoes and Warby Parker.

Beginning Sept 29, the chain will donate a coffee tree to farmers for every bag of coffee beans that customers buy from its 7,400 US company-owned locations.