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What it takes to run a sustainable coffee farm

We love coffee here at DTE. But for the source, it's incredibly hard work, taking a lot of water to run a successful coffee farm. Watch this clip of an organic farm in Guatemala is using substantially less to grow its crops.

EarthReport says that it used to take the farm three million liters of water to produce an annual harvest. Now, it takes just 225,000 liters to produce 7,000 kilograms of coffee. That's a decrease of about 93 percent!

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The DTE blog is committed to reporting and sharing environmental news and sustainability information from across the Inland Northwest.