Picacho Coffee Roasters
We are proud to serve 100% specialty grade, fresh crop, shade grown arabica coffee that is ethically sourced and locally roasted by our partners at Picacho Coffee Roasters. Picacho Coffee Roasters is a family owned and operated business that was founded right here in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2009.
Chad and his team work closely with their importers to provide farm-direct access to the World’s best coffees. The individual farmers, mill operators, and coffee pickers who produce their origins and estate coffees enjoy prices and wages that far exceed industry standards, and often make a premium of 100% over market. Through Fair-Trade practices, Picacho Coffee Roasters helps provide essential goods and services to their communities and families.
Shade-Grown Arabica Coffee
Shade-grown Arabica coffee is a cultivation method known for its positive impact on both the environment and the taste profile of the coffee beans. In this method, Arabica coffee plants are grown under the canopy of larger shade trees or other vegetation, providing a natural shelter from direct sunlight.
One of the main benefits of this process is that it enhances biodiversity by providing a habitat for various bird species and other wildlife. This, in turn, promotes a more balanced ecosystem and reduces the need for chemical pesticides, making it an environmentally friendly approach to coffee farming.
Also, the slower maturation of coffee cherries in shade-grown conditions allows for a more gradual development of flavors. The extended growth period allows the beans to accumulate complex organic compounds, resulting in a coffee with a nuanced taste profile.
The combination of shade and sustainable cultivation practices involved in this method of coffee farming creates a distinct and sought-after coffee experience that appeals to all coffee lovers.
There is no question that shade-grown Arabica coffee exemplifies a sustainable and eco-conscious approach to coffee production, yielding high-quality beans with a unique and delightful taste that is cherished by coffee enthusiasts worldwide.