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    What is Sustainable Coffee Production?

    By Kara Ficke | February 15, 2021

    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 green coffee. Today, I want to share how the Arbor Day Foundation’s coffee program approaches sustainability holistically — and what we look for in our relationships with farmers and cooperatives.   The reality is that coffee production can have a negative environmental impact on water resources, soil health, wildlife, and communities. Choosing to purchase coffee from farmers who care for…

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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
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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
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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