SHADE GROWN COFFEE is the inspiring story about how growing coffee in the shade of native trees in the tropics can have a truly positive impact on local communities, halt deforestation and protect critical habitat for wildlife - all while giving your daily dose of caffeine a better aftertaste. Get insight into the coffee-making process, all the way from harvesting the ripe cherries to preparing the perfect cup of coffee and hear from passionate coffee farmers, roasters and baristas from around the world how we can all enjoy a more sustainable cup and a brighter tomorrow.

A doc for coffee enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, SHADE GROWN COFFEE aims to deepen the viewers’ understanding of their roles as consumers and appreciation of their next cup of coffee.

Category Documentary
Director Alexander Kinnunen
Production Kinnunen Film
Country Denmark
Format HD
Runtime 76 min
Year 2020
Language English
Subtitles Spanish
Genre Economy, Food, Nature & Environment


  • CPH: DOX (world premiere) (2020)
  • Sustainable Living Film Festival (SLFF), Turkey (2020)
  • Sonoma International Film Festival, USA (2021)
  • BEAT Festival, Russia (2021)
  • Noordelijk Film Festival, Ecocinema programme, The Netherlands (2021)
  • PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (2021)
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