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    The Roaster Behind Arbor Day® Coffee

    By Kara Ficke | April 23, 2021

    The Arbor Day Foundation has many partnerships and close relationships that expand our reach and abilities to protect and plant more trees. Our shade-grown coffee program is no exception. Every year, we select and purchase hundreds of thousands of pounds of green coffee from shade-grown coffee farms in Central and South America. Each producer and cooperative that we source from meets our sustainability standards, growing coffee in a manner that is celebrating the importance of trees.  When the green coffee arrives to the United States, the same amount of care must go into roasting. That’s where Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. comes in. In 2018, the…

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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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    What is Coffee Agroforestry?

    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…

    By Jon Ferguson | January 25, 2021