Specialty green coffee traders, sourcing from 26 origins on behalf of over 1000 roasters.

Falcon Coffees Carbon Calculator

Total Emissions = KG CO2e per farm

Shade

Lots of different tree species mixed with coffee plants, almost resembling a native forest

Partial Shade

Some tree species mixed with coffee plants and/or planted on the perimeter of the farm.

SUN

Monoculture of coffee plants with little to no other types of trees.

Washed

All of the coffee washed.

Both Washed and Naturals

About half of the coffee washed, half naturals.

Natural

All of the coffee processed as naturals.

Footnotes:

* Assuming 1 hectare farm with a yield of 1000 kg green coffee (if you want to measure the emissions per kg green produced, just divide the total emissions by 1000 kg to get kg CO2e per kg green coffee).

** Please note, the resulting emissions are estimates for illustration purposes only. The scope boundaries for the emissions calculations include fertilizer production, fertilizer use, fuel use from farm equipment, waste residue management (prunings, pulp waste and wastewater) and sequestration from aboveground tree biomass.

Our custom built Coffee Farm carbon calculator

Coffee can be grown in a variety of settings – from a monoculture of coffee plants (sun coffee) to coffee grown intermixed with lots of other trees (shade coffee). The farms can be organic or inorganic. They can be managed with lots of fertilizers and inputs or little to none at all. Coffee can be processed on the farm as washed or natural. All of these have varying gradients and all of these combinations impact the resulting emissions.

Through our emissions research and pilot study, we have learned what the main contributors are for emissions in coffee production and their impact on the carbon footprint. To illustrate the magnitude of the main sources and sinks, we have set up the following carbon calculator. This is obviously a simplified version, but the numbers behind each category are based on real data we collected from producers in Jaén, Peru.

Design a coffee farm and experiment with the different combinations to see how the emissions change. (Choose wisely, emissions can range from 300 to 3,550 kg CO2e depending on your selections.)

Our custom built Coffee Farm carbon calculator

Coffee can be grown in a variety of settings – from a monoculture of coffee plants study, we have learned what the main contributors are for emissions in coffee production a (sun coffee) to coffee grown intermixed with lots of other trees (shade coffee).

The farms can be organic or inorganic. They can be managed with lots of fertilizers and inputs or little to none at all.

Coffee can be processed on the farm as washed or natural. All of these have varying gradients and all of these combinations impact the resulting emissions.

Through our emissions research and pilotnd their impact on the carbon footprint.

To illustrate the magnitude of the main sources and sinks, we have set up the following carbon calculator. This is obviously a simplified version, but the numbers behind each category are based on real data we collected from producers in Jaén, Peru.

Design a coffee farm and experiment with the different combinations to see how the emissions change. (Choose wisely, emissions can range from 300 to 3,550 kg CO2e depending on your selections.)