Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Suggestions for Shade-grown Coffee

Our Environmental Department here at work is putting together an Earth Day event for employees. Of course, I got involved because I'm the resident nature geek. Aside from the nature walks I'll be conducting, I've been helping them with some ideas for their information table. One thing I wanted to promote is shade grown coffee. I've reached out to Grounds for Change because this is the brand that NJ Audubon sells at their centers. I'm hoping they can provide some fliers for us to hand out. This is also the only brand of shade grown coffee that I've tasted and it's quite good. Since I got a wickedly cool French press for Xmas, I want to try some other brands of shade grown coffee. Are there any coffee drinkers out there who can suggest other brands?

7 comments:

BirdBarista said...

Whew -- head on over to Coffee & Conservation, an entire blog devoted to sustainable coffee (focus on shade-grown/biodiversity-preservation). Includes lotsa reviews.
http://www.coffeehabitat.com

Patrick Belardo said...

Thanks! I just discovered your site a few weeks ago. It's in my Google Reader now. Do you have any specific ones you recommend for their exceptional taste?

Patrick Belardo said...

BB,

I started looking through the reviews on your site. What a great resource. There's so much to taste. It's like wine tasting.

Larry said...

I've been meaning to try shade grown coffee as soon as I find some.

BirdBarista said...

Do you like light or dark roasts? Fruity or winey Africans? Or classic bright Central Americans? Or earthy Indonesians? It is like wine -- I can probably give a few recommendations with a little direction.

Patrick Belardo said...

BB,
You're not gonna make this easy on me huh? :) I don't even know what I like. I think I need to do some research and try some different things. I like the Pura Vida Colombian blend I just tried today... that's a start! Keep up the great work with your site.

Mike said...

Trader Joe's has a very reasonably priced Ethiopian blend that is shade-grown, fair-trade, and organic. A trifecta from the birthplace of coffee! We drink it every day and my wife is very particular about her coffee.