A first-of-its-kind coffee, Café Solar® is solar-dried using innovative renewable energy technology and is promoting the implementation of a new form of coffee cultivation proven to conserve and or restore forest habitat on private lands—supporting biodiversity, healthy watersheds, and sequestering carbon to mitigate climate change.
Café Solar® is processed using renewable energy. Your purchase supports the introduction of solar/biofuel processing and forest-friendly coffee plantations in harmony with tropical forests and the eight national parks within the Yoro Biological Corridor in Honduras. Café Solar® is hermetically protected from our mill to our artisan roaster to preserve quality and aid in the prevention of mold and its ochratoxin. Choosing Café Solar® promotes the introduction and scale-up of a production method that conserve and restores forest habitat on farms coupled with carbon-neutral processing in support of healthy watersheds and community development within the Yoro Biological Corridor.
Coffee processing is highly energy intensive. The thermal energy in conventional industrial coffee dryers is provided by burning wood from tropical forests. In fact, we estimate that roughly 3 sq. cm of tropical forest habitat is destroyed for each cup of coffee we consume.
To address this problem, Café Solar® is dried using hybrid solar/biofuel industrial dryers to reduce this component of deforestation associated with the coffee industry.
The Café Solar® program is founded on the belief that the best coffee is one that benefits each and every hand it passes through. Built on two decades of hard work, Café Solar® strives to improve each link in its supply chain; starting with the way in which the coffee is grown and processed, and ending in how it is traded, roasted and consumed.