First of A Kind Coffee
solar-dried using innovative renewable energy technology
No Burning Of Wood
The New Coffee Drying Method Eliminates The Need for Thousands of Acres of Forest to Burn
Solar Power That Stops Deforestation
Mesoamerican Development Institute has created the first coffee processing method with solar power.
What Is Mesoamerican Development Institute?
Mesoamerican Development Institute (MDI) is a nongovernmental organization with offices in UMASS Lowell, Costa Rica and Honduras. MDI specializes in technology transfer and market development; we introduce renewable energy innovations for agro-productive industry to reduce costs and restore environments in rural Mesoamerica. learn more
Mesoamerican Development Institute (MDI) World Changing Project
Through research and development Mesoamerican Development Institute is on the path to make some big changes in the coffee industry. The team has developed a new solar-dried coffee. The solar-dried coffee gets red of the need to burn wood during the drying process. The coffee is also grown with a new method called Integrated Open Canopy (IOC). This protects tropical forests which creates rich biodiversity growing conditions around coffee farms.Learn More
Cafe Solar – A Out Come From Mesoamerican Development Institute Research
Cafe Solar is leading the way by implementing this new solar dried coffee technique. There coffee allows the consumer to choose and help the world by just drinking it. With the new method from Mesoamerican Development Institute thousand of hectares of tropical forest are protected and biodiversity is allowed to flourish.Learn More
Support Mesoamerican Development InstituteIncrease Sustainability in the Coffee. Industry
Increase Support for Honduras coffee farmers.
Increase development in forest-friendly farming systems.
Drinking Cafe Solar means you support the first off-grid coffee processing center.
"If widely adopted, these new coffee-producing techniques promise to reduce the rate of deforestation"− US Forest Service Policy Analysis
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It is now peak harvest season for Cafe Solar, which means that everyone in Honduras is working flat out. The 250 or so farm families high in the Yoro mountains…
It’s harvest time for Cafe Solar. All over those 250 or so coffee farms in the Yoro mountains, family members are busy dawn to dusk. They are picking coffee cherries,…
Every day, in harvest season, the co-op receives more “wet beans” — coffee beans now freed from the pulp and skin that enclosed them in the coffee cherry, but still…
Each day, more beans arrive at the co-op for processing. Just 24 hours prior to arriving they were still inside ripe coffee cherries hanging on the tree, and by now…