Arbor Day Colombian Coffee Blend – A limited edition, Fair Trade and Shade Grown coffee blend from Colombia.

Before reviewing this Arbor Day coffee blend, let me say a few words about the Arbor Day Foundation itself.

Arbor Day has been around as an organization since 1972 and the foundation has a single focus...trees.

Since they started promoting the value and importance of trees all those years ago they have helped in the planting of over 13 million new trees in the US and elsewhere in the world.

They do a great deal of work with children and organize countless events through schools and communities.

This focus on trees leads to a very logical connection with coffee.

Coffee trees like to be grown in their natural environment, under the partial shade of a tropical canopy. All too often, forests are destroyed so that coffee trees can be grown in rows under direct sunlight. Deforestation leads to the more “efficient” farm production of coffee, but is detrimental to the environment in many ways.

By selling shade grown, organic coffee, Arbor Day is supporting the farmers who choose to grow coffee under a natural forest canopy. This saves the forest, saves the birds which depend on the trees and also leads to slower-growing coffee trees and superior coffee.

Arbor Day Limited Edition Colombian Coffee Blend – a smooth, rich coffee from Mesa de los Santos, Colombia.

This is a wonderful coffee, with a richer and deeper taste that we generally find in Colombian coffees.

We brewed some with our AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker (our favorite brewing method when tasting coffees,)and tried it black first.

There is something decidedly fruity about the taste.

As we tried it, we felt a couple of layers of taste. There was a strong, almost smoky bite to the roof of the mouth, complemented by a velvety, smooth taste that bathed the tongue.

Most Colombian coffees we try are not nearly as distinctive as this one. This is a wonderful coffee we will always recognize whenever we drink it.

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