Shade grown ecofriendly coffee plantations house a variety of forest and introduced trees which in turn provide biomass in the form of dead wood, leaf litter, plant and other residues. In fact the health of the Coffee forest ecosystem is largely due to the presence of a heterogeneous tree population.
The large amounts of biomass on the floor of the forest acts as a precursor in triggering millions of microbes to perform hundreds of biochemical reactions. The role of decomposer organisms in converting raw materials into energy rich compounds and in nutrient recycling and their importance in maintaining the flow of energy is of paramount importance in maintaining sustainability and stability inside the coffee ecosystem. Continue reading “Cellulose Decomposers”