Category: deforestation

‘Shade Grown Coffee’ Movie Sheds Beautiful New Light on Sustainable Production

Among the dense forest of sustainability efforts in the coffee industry, the concept of shade-grown remains largely on the fringes. Given that reality, a visually stunning feature-length documentary movie...

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Ecuador Explores New Specialty Markets with ‘Deforestation-Free Coffee’

Before 2011, Vitaliano Merino’s regular contact with coffee was a cup in the mornings. He owned a 7-hectare cattle farm in Zamora Chinchipe province, in southeastern Ecuador, where his...

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Mekong Coffee Growers Struggle with Drought and a Warming Climate

Drought aggravated by climate change is hurting coffee growers in the Mekong region, and intensive farming techniques are part of the problem. In villages around the city of Buon...

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