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    Visiting the Coffee Farm: Santa Rosa, Guatemala

    By Jon Ferguson | January 17, 2018

    “My children, my friends and my trees will speak for me.” This quote is etched in the tombstone of Finca Padilla — the founder of Finca El Triunfo farm, one of Guatemala’s oldest coffee farms — and it greets visitors who enter the surrounding botanical garden. Padilla’s vision and passion for nature is still evident on the farm today and is one of the driving forces behind the farm’s innovation. El Triunfo is nestled in the hills of Santa Rosa,…

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    What is Agroforestry and why Does It Matter?

    Arbor Day Coffee is grown by farmers who are committed to using sustainable agroforestry management practices on their farm. Agroforestry is a land use management system where trees or shrubs are grown around crops…

    By Jon Ferguson | November 13, 2017
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    What Makes Good Coffee?

    Arbor Day coffee is organically grown under the canopy of the rain forest in Latin America. Every delicious cup you drink preserves 2 square feet of rain forest, provides growers with a fair wage,…

    By Jon Ferguson | January 12, 2017
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    How Trees Help Your Coffee

    Jon Ferguson our Coffee Quality Specialist, spoke with Tg-Lab —a Guatemalan owned and operated coffee laboratory dedicated to the creation of specialty coffee — about Agroforestry on a recent trip to Guatemala. Jon explains…

    By Jon Ferguson | December 5, 2016
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    Are You Drinking Fair Trade?

    The idea behind fair trade products is to help producers in developing countries receive better pricing and make a positive impact on the economic and environmental conditions of their communities. These principles are at…

    By Jon Ferguson | May 13, 2016