I’ve recently done some tweaks and improvements of the foundation and background information on the site:
- I’ve updated some of the important primary background posts: What is shade-grown coffee?, The problems with sun coffee, and Birds and coffee plantations.
- I’ve updated the post on where to get Smithsonian Bird-Friendly certified coffee.
- I’ve streamlined the User Guide page, which lists the nuts and bolts posts that provide an overview on what you need to know about sustainable coffee.
- I’ve made many additions to 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.