Clearly shade vs sun-grown coffee can have great effects ecologically, environmentally, and economically, but how do growing methods affect the nutritional value of what’s in your cup?
Sun-grown coffee needs man’s intervention from the start. As arabica coffee plants cannot withstand sun-growth, hybrid versions are often required. The use of herbicides, fertilizers and other harmful chemicals are used to treat the plants. And, since it is grown at a faster rate, the resulting cup of coffee has a higher acidity.
Shade coffee, grown organically, is free of chemical use. It is grown in soil made rich with nutrients from fallen, decomposing leaves from surrounding trees. And, due to the slow maturation process, shade-grown coffee has a much lower acidity.
Made in the Shade
As you can see, from cultivation to cup, there’s a lot that goes into growing coffee. When you choose Lifeboost, all that’s left for you to do is brew and enjoy.
Because here at Lifeboost, our coffee is certified organic, chemical-free, non-GMO, fairly traded, and single origin.
Our coffee plants are slowly grown in a natural ecosystem, under a canopy of shade, which produces an absolutely delicious, low-acid, high-quality, nutrient-rich, organic coffee bean. We constantly strive to create the healthiest cup of coffee on the planet.