In many of the world’s best coffee producing regions, coffee trees grow in the shade of dense tropical canopy. The canopy serves as critical habitat for many species, including migratory birds that land in the trees and eat insects that would otherwise make meals of the coffee trees below. CanaCafe's shade grown trees draw birds, birds act as a natural pesticide protecting the coffee trees.
With the rise in popularity of coffee as a commodity, many farmers cleared their land of tropical canopy to plant coffee trees more densely, hoping for a greater return on their harvests. Farms with shade grown coffee became less common, impacting the migratory patterns of birds and diminishing their function as natural pest control. Farmers turned to synthetic chemicals and fertilizers to accelerate growth of new trees and control insects.
CannaCafe is committed to sourcing shade grown coffee from areas where the natural habitat includes tropical canopy. We are invested in protecting habitatof migratory birds and supporting farmers that recognize their benefit as pest control eliminating the need for synthetic chemical pesticides.
Some of these coffee-producing regions lack basic necessities, so CannaCafe partnered with Hope for Hope to provide clean water, food, and education to the children in coffee-producing regions.
We hope to make a positive impact on children's lives because they are the future of the world.
Fair Trade & Organic
The Fair Trade system supports the creation of an economy built on the principles of economic, social, and environmental justice. Historically, the relationship between growers and buyers has been exploitative; coffee farmers were offered prices lower than the cost of production and many were forced into a cycle of poverty and debt.
Fair Trade restores dignity to trade and returns market control to farmers. It encourages the empowerment of women, gives a voice to indigenous communities and supports the establishment of democratically governed cooperatives.
While Fair Trade Certification is fundamental to our work, what we do goes far beyond sourcing third party Fair Trade Certified coffees. All of Canncafe's cannabis is treated without pesticides or toxic fertilizers. We are an all organic, in-house cannabis producer, and extractor.