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The Sombra Project

Sombra is an agroforestry project, established by our esteemed green coffee partner Fazenda Mio and funded every time you drink our delicious coffee.

 

Brazil could lose 11 million hectares of agricultural land by 2030 due to climate change

Brazil could lose 11 million hectares of agricultural land by 2030 due to climate change

Brazil accounts for over 40% of the global arabica coffee volume. Such a significant portion of the world crop means that Brazil’s crop each year defines the global market.

Catastrophic frosts in the last 50 years have destroyed roughly half of Brazil's coffee trees, leaving Brazil's wildlife and the world's coffee industry vulnerable.

Shade grown coffee

Shade grown coffee

Sombra, meaning "shade" in Portuguese is an important agroforestry project in Brazil between Volcano Coffee Works, Fazenda Mio and the Instituto Federal Espirito Santo.

Sombra aims to reconfigure the conventional full-sun production system to bring “sombra” to coffee plantations. It is a 5 year experimental shaded-growing model in a 15-hectare plot area at Mió land, to be populated with over 60,000 trees and coffee plants. The focus is developing a highly sustainable and integrated management of different plant species to protect the area from threatening weather conditions, recover soil health and improve yield from the area.

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Coffee that is making a difference

Coffee that is making a difference

As well as being on the ground, helping plant the trees, we are helping fund the project. We are paying premiums on all coffee bought from Mio to support the Sombra project.

So the more we sell the more we support the project.

Tastes Good, Does Good

Tastes Good, Does Good

Awaken your senses with a cup that's rich and a little bit fruity. Our single-origin Brazilian espresso, Sombra has notes of plum, hazelnut, dark chocolate and toffee in milk.

With every bag of coffee you buy, you are helping support the Sombra project.

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Sombra Coffee On-The-Go

Sombra Coffee On-The-Go

Sombra brew bags are the perfect amount for a single cup of coffee. Pre-portioned and ground for ultimate convenience and freshness.

Simply pop in boiling water, stir and leave to infuse for 3 mins (or brew to taste) before removing. 

Order our Sombra gift set including 10 brew bags and our stylish coffee tin. 

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