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Discover the Shade-Grown Difference

Shade-grown coffee

The term “shade-grown” means that our coffee is grown under the canopy of the rain forest. If you’ve never tasted shade-grown coffee before, you’re in for a treat.

These coffee beans take longer to mature than the sun-grown beans you find in the grocery store aisle, resulting in a richer and fuller taste. In addition, Arbor Day Foundation Coffee is grown at elevation between 1400 - 1600 meters. The higher elevation adds to the quality of the coffee and when you combine this with shade protection and natural nutrients of the forest, you will taste one of the most amazing coffees you have ever had.

Sun-grown coffee

To deepen the flavor even more and bring out the nuances of each bean, the coffee is drum roasted. This method allows us to control heat and airflow to ensure the perfect roast every time.

And you can be assured of a great cup of Arbor Day Foundation Coffee every time you brew—the beans are roasted and packaged right before being shipped directly to you to ensure freshness.


A Testament to Our Coffee Quality

Received the highest ranking for shade-grown coffee by Coffee Review.

Received the top rating for social and environmental impact by Good Guide


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