Watch: How a Costa Rican Cooperative Slashed The Carbon Footprint of Coffee

Raise your hand if your day starts with a cup of coffee (or two). You’re not alone. Around the world, we consume over 988 billion cups annually. And this number is predicted to grow in coming years.


All this coffee comes with a pretty hefty carbon footprint. In Costa Rica, coffee production is responsible for nearly 10 percent of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions
One cooperative south of the capital city of San José is working to make coffee more climate-friendly.
The Coffee Cooperative of Dota (Coopedota), an association of 800 coffee farmers, is the world’s first certified carbon-neutral coffee producer.
The video above explores how Coopedota achieved this certification by changing the way coffee is grown and processed. With resulting energy and water savings, the

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