– John Muir
Coffee farming depends on a healthy climate and a balanced ecosystem. From the spread of the harmful coffee rust fungus (Hemileia vastatrix) to the proliferation of the destructive coffee berry borer pest (Hypothenemus hampei), long-term environmental instabilities can damage crops and threaten precious livelihoods.
Acoustic Coffee is committed to maintaining ecological balance by helping to fight deforestation in the world’s coffee growing regions.
Coffee is grown within the ‘bean belt,’ the equatorial lands between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. These also happen to be the same regions of the world that yield the most desired tone woods for building acoustic guitars. Most all luthiers today pay particular attention to how their tone woods are sourced. Responsible harvesting is imperative to sustaining the dynamic energy that every guitar yields.
Rainforests play an important role in the water cycle, grounding the water in their roots and releasing it into the atmosphere. The rich biodiversity found within our rainforests is incredibly important to our well-being and the well-being of our planet. Let’s celebrate together the benefits of our commitment to keep mother earth balanced.