BEAN BASICS On the Road: S1 E4: The Benefits of Shade Grown Coffee

Category: Bean Basics

Like all fruit trees, coffee needs the right balance of water and sunshine to make delectable, delicious fruit. But unlike many, it also needs a secret ingredient to allow the coffee cherry to develop it’s best flavor: shade. BIGGBY COFFEE Co-CEO illuminates the benefits of shade on one of our favorite partner farms, The El Recreo Coffee Estate in Nicaragua. See the canopy for yourself, and meet our secret guest co-star, a spiky caterpillar.


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