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My experiences on shade and bird diversity at Nicaragua’s Finca Esperanza Verde.

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An update on growing coffee at home in a northern climate.

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Another update on coffee growing at home. Now with cacao!

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El Jaguar is the perfect combination of cloud forest reserve and coffee farm.

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Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #19. Finca El Jaguar is a family-run farm in Nicaragua’s Jinotega province, 188 km north of the capital Managua. The farm is also a registered private reserve under the…

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Growing coffee at home

by JulieCraves on April 21, 2011

How to grow coffee indoors, at 189 meters.

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Sips

by JulieCraves on March 16, 2011

We have just returned from a 10-day trip to Nicaragua, where we did insect and bird surveys, and bird banding, at two great coffee farms, Finca El Jaguar in Jinotega, […]

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The tiny, bright yellow bird that John  James Audubon called “Wilson’s Flycatching Warbler” breeds in a large swath all across northern North America. Wilson’s Warblers winter in much of Central […]

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The Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons) is found through much of Central America, north through Mexico. This species is occasionally found in the southwestern U.S., when it creates a sensation among birders. This warbler is a common resident of shade coffee…

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The Wood Thrush, a relative of the familiar American Robin, is often considered a symbol of the population declines of birds that nest in North America and winter in the tropics. This species has been declining since the mid-1960s, and…

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One of the most enduring memories of my visit to Finca Hartmann is that of passing a spot that was frequently visited by a vivid male Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus), a large tropical hummingbird found from southern Mexico to western…

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There’s an article up on the popular Discovery web site HowStuffWorks on shade coffee. The author contacted me a couple of months ago; Coffee & Conservation is cited frequently as a resource (under the common alias “Coffee Habitat”) and my…

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The Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) is the most widely distributed member of the toucan family. It can be found from Mexico through Central America south to Bolivia. As might be expected for a species with such as broad geographic range,…

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Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #6. Counter Culture’s Sanctuary Shade Grown Coffees.

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Attention: Nicaragua

by JulieCraves on July 18, 2006

The situation and the role of coffee: Nicaraguan coffee made recent news, with a story on how organic coffee is losing its appeal to Nicaraguan coffee farmers. About 10% of the country’s coffee exports are organic, but producers feel there…

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