At Costa Californica, we have strong, long-lasting relationships with our farming partners. In spite of market demands pushing for fair-trade, organic “certification”, we continue to support our coffee farm collectives. We know that their land has never been chemically treated and we promote the natural, slow growth of coffee beans called Shade Grown Coffee, which enhances the quality and flavor of the roasted coffee beans.
Shade Grown Coffee is a term to describe coffee beans that are planted and grown under the natural tree canopy of the rainforest. This environmentally safe way to produce rich, flavorful coffee beans protects the migratory birds that inhabit the rainforest as well as many other species who depend on the rainforest’s lush ecosystem.