Posts Tagged ‘shade grown coffee’


Shade Grown Coffee Benefits

Organic coffee is a better choice than regular coffee. This is because organic coffee has all of the benefits of coffee and none of the impurities than can be found in a regular cup or java. And shade grown coffee is often a better choice than plain organic. Why is this? What are the shade […]

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UTZ Certified Coffee

Individuals looking for organic coffee may run across the UTZ Certified label. This label says that the bag of coffee you are buying came from a coffee farm that employed sustainable agricultural practices, good environmental practices and efficient farm management. A key feature of the UTZ Certified label is that UTZ Certified coffee is traced […]

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Did Gourmet Coffee Start with Alfred Peet?

Most of us of a certain age grew up drinking mass produced ground coffee such as Maxwell House or Folgers. The concept of whole bean coffee roasted and ground just before making coffee did not exist. At least it didn’t until Alfred Peet came along. Did gourmet coffee start with Alfred Peet? Investor’s Business Daily […]

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Increased Income with Coffee and Bananas

Sustainable agriculture is good for the planet and shade grown coffee is ideal. In Uganda in East Africa coffee farmers had been encouraged to cut down the highland forests to plant coffee. A new approach confirms the value of growing coffee in at least partial shade and is more profitable as well. All Africa reports […]

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Listing of Organic Coffee Brands

Coffee is good for you and healthy organic coffee is the best. But how do you find organic coffee? What brand names do you look for? What kind of certification should you see on the bag to know that you are getting real organic coffee? Organic Coffee from Colombia Some of the best organic Arabica […]

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What Is Bird Friendly Coffee?

There are various certifications to look for when you want healthy organic coffee. We have written about USDA certification and certification by the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ. And we have written about shade grown coffee. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center has come out with a certification for Bird Friendly Coffee! The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center […]

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Natural Coffee Brands

If you are interested in natural coffee brands you are looking for healthy organic coffee. In fact you really want organic shade grown coffee because under the shade of trees is how coffee grows naturally. Shade-grown coffee comes from coffee plants grown under a tree canopy. Coffee growers plant both coffee and a variety of […]

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What Is Unique about Shade Grown Organic Coffee?

If your goal is a great cup of coffee, free of impurities and friendly to the environment, you probably want to look for shade grown organic coffee brands. But, what is unique about shade grown organic coffee? Growing Coffee the Way Nature Intended In the wild coffee grows naturally in the shelter of shade trees. […]

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Environmental Impact of Sun Cultivated Coffee

Traditional coffee farms grow coffee in the shade. The plants are interspersed under a forest canopy, typically in a cloudy mountain habitat. There is no need for synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides or fungicides in such a sustainable habitat. The result is organic shade grown coffee whether it is certified or not. But, the increased demand […]

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DoiTung Coffee from Thailand

A friend returned from a visit to the Far East and brought me a bag of DoiTung coffee from Thailand. This is single source, shade grown Arabica coffee. It is an offshoot of the the DoiTung development project started and nurtured by the Princess Mother of Thailand. The DoiTung brand comprises four business units which […]

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