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Kara Ficke

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    6 Easy Ways Shade-Grown Coffee Can Help Meet Your Sustainability Goals

    By Kara Ficke | March 31, 2021

    When looking at sustainability, it can feel a bit overwhelming deciding where to begin, as there are many ways to work toward your personal and corporate sustainability goals. The United Nations Department of Economic Affairs has established 17 goals for sustainability, all of which are important. A number of these are also tied to trees and the Arbor Day Foundation’s vision to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today.  However, let’s keep it simple here and consider the sustainability of a product that many of us…

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    Best Coffee Brewing Methods to Try at Home

    If you are looking for a new at-home coffee brewing method, you have come to the right place. There are many ways to brew coffee outside of the standard automatic coffee maker (which you’re probably a pro at…

    By Kara Ficke | March 1, 2021
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    What is Sustainable Coffee Production?

    How the Arbor Day Foundation Coffee Program Approaches Sustainability  Arbor Day® Coffee is sustainably sourced. But what does “sustainably sourced” mean? In the world of coffee, sustainability is a broad term that may refer to zero-waste packaging, organic farming practices, and paying fair-trade prices for…

    By Kara Ficke | February 15, 2021
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    A Coffee Club with a Mission to Plant Trees

    So what’s all the hype around coffee subscriptions, monthly coffee boxes, and coffee of the month clubs? I’ll speak for myself and say that having delicious coffee delivered right to your door is such a fun, convenient, and useful way…

    By Kara Ficke | April 7, 2020