Green Coffee Farms
For more than 150 years, coffee farms were virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding forest. They supported wildlife, migratory birds and a rich coffee-growing heritage. During the 1970’s with the introduction of a new hybrid coffee plant that required the application of chemicals and exposure to full sun, many farmers cut down their forests and abandoned their coffee-growing traditions.
This technified approach to farming has been environmentally devastating for farmlands.
In Ethiopia, monkeys, leopards, antelope
and the endangered Prince Ruspoli’s
Turaco find refuge under the shade-canopy
of a coffee farm. Learn More »