What might a stroll through the Coffee & Conservation 2011 referrer logs and stats tell us about what coffee readers are interested in ?
Here are the top 10 posts of 2011:
- Keurig reusable coffee filter for single cup brewers
- Refilling Keurig K-cups
- Solofill Reusable coffee filter for Keurig K-Cup brewers
- McDonald’s coffee in the U.S.
- What is shade grown coffee?
- Refilling K-cups, take 2: The My-Kap reusable lid
- What does a great cup of coffee cost?
- Coffee growing in China
- Top 5 indicators of sustainable coffee
- Trader Joe’s coffee
Okay, so people who come here are obsessed with Keurig brewers, and ways to avoid K-Cups. Not apparent until you click through to the posts is the fact that none of them was actually written in 2011. I’ll take that as a sign that I have a deep bench. Considering more recent history, here are the most popular posts I wrote this past year:
- Ekobrew: another alternative to K-Cups
- K-Cups are now recyclable! Not really.
- Greenwash alert: Nespresso capsule recycling
- How “wild” is Ethiopian forest coffee?
- Coffee growing at home
Hopefully, the cost-conscious, single-serve brewer folks pick up some other worthwhile information while they are here. The following list is what I consider to be the most important or interesting of 2011, the ones I hope people read:
- 4C Code of Conduct: marginal standards for corporate coffee
- Cloud forest coffee at Finca El Jaguar
- How much does eco-certification cost?
- Folgers owner: not waking up to sustainability
- What does “organic” really mean?
I have a couple more lists coming up: my annual review of the cost of all the great coffee I drank in 2011, and my favorite coffees of the year and what they told me about my tastes.
Happy New Year!