Sustainable Farming Practices
In order to guarantee the highest yield per acre as possible we actively promote the use of sustainable farming practices as follows:
1. The use of re-cycled plastic bottles Berry Borer Traps to reduce the amount of chemical usage. The borer is an insect that bores into the beans thus rendering it unsaleable.
2. The planting of indigenous tree species to encourage an increase in endemic bird life. This not only controls flying insects harmful to the bean, but also introduces a viable revenue alternative as tours for birdwatchers.
3. The use of pathways as drainage channels and preventing soil erosion.
4. The use of manual a “jet pump” for the application of fertilisers to the coffee. This practice involves reducing granular fertlisers to a soluble form and applying directly into the soil therefore preventing any form of waste and excessive use.
5. The use of guinea grass as a ground-cover to prevent soil erosion in areas where young coffee is being established.
6. The retention of indigenous forest and groundcover to preserve the environmental integrity of the farm.