This baseline report presents the initial stage of a research project with the overarching goal to examine the impact on farmer livelihoods and poverty alleviation within Indonesian coffee-growing communities as a result of processes of verification or certification against different sustainability standards. These standards include the Common Code for the Coffee Community (4C) Code of Conduct, the Sustainable Agriculture Network/ Rainforest Alliance (SAN/RA) standard, and Utz Certification. The project, co-funded by the Ford Foundation (through the ISEAL Alliance) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), adopts an integrated, mixed-method, research design to address this overarching goal. The research team for this study is being led by researchers at the University of Sydney. This report presents the baseline survey results and preliminary findings for the project.