When done correctly, planting hardwood, fruit, and nitrogen fixing trees among the coffee plants is a common sense solution that improves biodiversity, captures carbon, improves farmer welfare, and over time, coffee quality as well. This mixing of plant species is generally defined as agroforestry.
This wasn't our idea. It's a well documented top climate solution. Of the top solutions listed by Project Drawdown
6 of the top 30 apply to agroforestry coffee. They are: Tree Intercropping
, Tropical Staple Trees
, Regenerative Agriculture
, Multi-strata Agroforestry
, and in some cases Farmland Restoration
Planting trees is a simple, low-tech solution, but it has powerful ripple effects across ecosystems and economies. Through LeafUp, you have the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future of the coffee industry.