This coffee is grown by locally owned cooperation in the shade of the rainforest. It tastes better because the coffee berries matured slowly under a canopy of mature hardwoods. Sun-grown coffee also requires chemical fertilizers and herbicides while shade grown coffee can be grown as part of the ecosystem.
Your purchase of this coffee preserves habitat for migratory songbirds and guarantees that farmers and their cooperatives receive fair prices for their produce. The Fair Trade system supports the creation of an economy built on the principles of economic, social, and environmental justice.