Tanya Newton of The Perfect Daily Grind explains how planting your coffee in rows has a significant impact. Here are my key insights from her piece.
- Though not a recent innovation, planting coffee in rows is still not a global practice
- But Salvadoran farmers have discovered through experimentation that rows can help protect from soil erosion—one of their main concerns
- By planting the trees in rows, farmers encourage other small plants to grow in between them to help the soil recover from erosion and maintain the nutrient level needed for great tasting coffee