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Shade grown coffee

Shade-grown coffee refers to coffee grown under a canopy of trees. Most of the coffee farms in Latin America have converted to “sun-coffee” to increase production. “Sun-coffee” entails thinning out the trees in order to make more room for the actual coffee plants. The debate over “sun-coffee” and “shade-grown” has mostly been caused by ornithologists who believe that the de-forestation of these farms has resulted in the loss of countless birds who once lived in the trees.

Coffee farmers can become "Bird Friendly®" and get a Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) seal of approval. Most farmers who choose to do this are organic farmers.

External links

  • http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/MigratoryBirds/Coffee/about.cfm
  • http://www.shadecoffee.org/shadecoffee/
  • http://www.coffeehabitat.com/2006/02/what_is_shade_g.html
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