This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Arbor Day Foundation. All opinions are my own.
There’s a subscription service for just about everything out there these days, but I am loving the Arbor Day Foundation’s coffee subscription plan right now. Not only would this coffee subscription make a great gift for the coffee lover in your life, but it’d make a great gift to yourself.
Arbor Day® Coffee is sustainably grown under the canopy of the rain forest, rather than sun-grown like most of the coffee on the market today. Not only does their shade-grown approach make for a richer cup of coffee, but the fact that they work with farmers to help them earn a higher wage for higher-quality coffee is so great. Coming from a small farm town myself, I have a deep respect for how hard farmers work to provide the world with high-quality fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, and even coffee. Providing farmers with a higher wage for higher-quality produce is so necessary in this world we live in today.
A Better Alternative
As the coffee industry really started to expand, around 40 years ago, farmers were paid on a per-pound basis regardless of the quality of their coffee. In order to increase yield and productivity, the farmers used a practice of clear-cutting areas of rain forest to make way for an easier, cheaper method of growing coffee in the sun. The farmers experienced a short-term gain with this approach, but once the ground became exposed to the sun, it became infertile after just a few years.
Coffee plants thrive under the canopy of trees in the rain forest, so by helping preserve the existing forest and planting more trees, coffee farmers are not only working, but they are providing a habitat for the other plants and animals that rely on the ecosystem.
Arbor Day Foundation
In case you aren’t already familiar with the Arbor Day Foundation and how they work, here’s a brief explanation:
“We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.”
This is the mission statement of the Arbor Day Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization.
Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.
When you purchase Arbor Day coffee, you are helping keep the coffee farmers employed, helping provide a habitat for plants and animals to thrive, and filling your cup with joy.
Arbor Day Coffee Promo Code
If you’d like to get involved and purchase the delicious coffee from the Arbor Day Foundation, use my link to SHOP ARBOR DAY COFFEE and use promo code FORTHEFRILL to get 10% off your order (valid through December 31, 2018).
Arbor Day Coffee Giveaway
Enter to win the Arbor Day Coffee Gift Package which is 12 bags of coffee (Valued at $93.95) using the Rafflecopter form below. One winner will be chose after 12/14/18. Good luck!!