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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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    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
  • Featured Shade-Grown The Farmers

    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