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    What is Coffee Agroforestry?

    By Jon Ferguson | January 25, 2021

    Within the past few years, we’ve started using the phrase coffee agroforestry to better describe the shade-grown coffee process. Since this phrase is still pretty fresh in the mainstream world of coffee and agriculture, let’s look at what it means.   The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines agroforestry as “the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems to create environmental, economic, and social benefits.” They explain that for an agricultural management practice to be called agroforestry, it must also be intentional, intensive, integrated, and interactive.  Shade-grown…

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    The Art of Grinding Coffee

    How do I know what grind I should use for brewing? Have you ever made French press coffee and struggled to push down the plunger? Have you bought a pour-over brewing device only to…

    By Jon Ferguson | January 11, 2021
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    Meet Juan de la Cruz Vasquez

    The Farmer Behind Small Batch No. 1 of The Heritage Coffee Series Within the rain forest community of Carrizal, you will find El Naranjo.This 2-acre farm in Honduras is home to Juan de la…

    By Jon Ferguson | November 23, 2020