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    What is Agroforestry and why Does It Matter?

    By Jon Ferguson | November 13, 2017

    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 or pastureland. We call it the shade-grown difference. This shade-grown practice of harvesting coffee leads to healthier crops and has a positive environmental impact. In some cases, it can also be more cost effective than farms with sophisticated technology and chemical treatments. Agroforestry has its advantages.…

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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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    What is Coffee Cupping?

    Happy International Coffee Day! Can your cup of coffee change the world? If you’re drinking Arbor Day Foundation Coffee, absolutely. This award-winning coffee is organically grown under the canopy of the rain forest in…

    By Coe Roberts | October 1, 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
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    Inside Journal of Ryan Hatt: Journey Through Peru

    Last month Ryan Hatt—Business Development Manager—traveled to Peru to visit coffee farmers who harvest Arbor Day Shade-Grown Coffee. Visiting the coffee farms builds our relationships with the farmers and gives us insight to the…

    By Ryan Hatt | October 19, 2015