Site updates

by on October 3, 2011

I’ve snuck in a few updates under the radar that are worth a look:

  • I’ve updated the table of market shares of eco-friendly coffee with the latest data from Smithsonian’s Bird-Friendly program. The annotated table shows, where data is available, hectares certified, production, and sales of five coffee certifications from about 2006 through 2010 in standardized format.
  • I’ve also updated the list of peer-reviewed literature on sustainable coffee issues. While I review some research articles here, the bibliography lists many more that are published on coffee pests and diseases, shade management, biodiversity on coffee farms, the economics of various certifications, climate change and coffee, and related topics. You can always access it via the “References” tab at the top of the page. If you have a paper you are especially interested in that you can’t access without an academic account, write to me and I can probably get you a copy.
  • I’ve been working on our interactive map of recommended coffee roasters. The link is always available in the middle column of the page here at C&C, or directly at ZeeMaps. I’ve now added more Canadian and European roasters. You can click on the individual markers, or “View List” at the top of the map page to see all the roasters. Not everybody gets to be on the list; here are the criteria.
  • Finally, I’ve been adding links to additional information on the post about the TransFairUSA resignation from FLO.
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