February 8, 2008, Newsletter Issue #146: Shade grown and bird-friendly coffee

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You´ll find both of these terms being used from time to time. ´Shade grown´ means that instead of wide open plantations of nothing but coffee plants in rows, the coffee is partially shaded by trees. Shade grown coffee plantations play a key role in the conservation of migratory birds that find a sanctuary in their forest-like environment. Hence ´bird-friendly´.

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