Over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed daily across the globe, making it one of the world’s most traded commodities. As growing demand threatens to increase deforestation, a small group of farmers and conservationists in Java, Indonesia are growing shade coffee to provide a refuge for biodiversity.
Vinita was an editor and writer at Kontinentalist. She has previously worked at Wildlife Reserves Singapore and co-founded an NGO to represent survivors of genocide in Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. She enjoys her daughter's animated babbling; swimming in oceans; Hindu mythology; ancient temple ruins; social justice and punk rock.