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CLOSING THE NUTRIENT LOOP

Old coffee trees have been given a second life through repurposing them as compost to grow new ones. As part of a rejuvenation project on two plots of Olam’s Milano plantation in Brazil, the removed trees are pulverised and then returned back to the field to feed newly planted bushes; coming full circle.

Soil quality has a strong link with the quality of the crop and final cup; making effective soil management crucial to ensuring the conditions are right.

The injection of 11,000MT of organic matter into the ground – with carbon making up nearly 40% - has dramatically increased the nutrient content and physics of the soil; providing the perfect feeding ground for the cultivation of high-quality beans.