What is the point of shade-grown coffee?

Shade-grown coffee is a form of the beverage produced from coffee plants grown under a canopy of trees. A canopy of assorted types of shade trees is created to cultivate shade-grown coffee.

Shade-grown coffee refers to coffee beans that have grown in the shade, typically beneath the canopy of banana trees. The coffee grows more slowly, which may improve the flavor, but more importantly means less water is needed for irrigation, fewer herbicides and chemicals are used, soil erosion is reduced and the trees give wildlife a place to call home.  

All of our coffee is 100% Rainforest Alliance certified, Mountain Grown and or Shade Grown. Our goal is to support the education of farmers and their families, to provide them with healthcare, and ensure their land is taken care of in the best possible way.

Source: https://www.lovefood.com

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