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Coffee leaf rust: a disease that may also threaten organic coffee.

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Revised on November 28, 2020

Sips: Coffee rust crisis

by JulieCraves on February 9, 2013

A round-up of the many stories and news items about the impact of coffee leaf rust, and commentary on long-term consequences.

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Revised on November 25, 2020

Coffee rust (Hemileia vastarix) is fungus that is one of the most devastating coffee diseases in the world. Native to Africa, it is now present in every coffee-growing nation. Infected […]

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Revised on November 29, 2020

I made the first post on this website on this day in 2005. I initially envisioned a modest collection of resources explaining the importance of “shade-grown coffee” to biodiversity, birds […]

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Revised on November 28, 2020

Some time ago, I wrote a detailed post about “land sharing” versus “land sparing“, two agriculture strategies. In a nutshell, land sharing is the use of cover crops, interplantings, and […]

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Coffee berry borer update

by JulieCraves on October 26, 2020

The coffee berry borer (CBB, Hypothenemus hampei) is one of the most serious pests of coffee. The larvae of this beetle, which is native to Africa, live and feed exclusively […]

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Revised on October 30, 2020

Sips

by JulieCraves on September 10, 2018

I’ve been keeping up with many important developments in the world of sustainable coffee. Here are the ones you should be reading: Regarding coffee certifications: An open letter to UTZ […]

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Revised on December 7, 2020

A new standard for Rainforest Alliance certification has been issued. Here, the changes to the “shade” criteria are explained.

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Revised on December 7, 2020

Latest update of peer-reviewed coffee research.

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Unfortunately, Caribou no longer discloses the amount of coffee they buy, but it is still all Rainforest Alliance certified.

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Revised on November 14, 2019

In return for financial support that represents a tiny fraction of profits, large corporations are receiving “endorsements” in the form of product badges promoting health benefits or sustainability efforts — despite the fact that many of these corporations have rotten sustainability records.

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Revised on November 29, 2020

Merger of two mega coffee companies could mean a huge percentage of the world’s coffee will be controlled by only two companies.

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Revised on December 7, 2020

Annual recap of how much we spend on coffee in a year Here we are on our 6th year of standardized tracking of how much the two-person Coffee & Conservation […]

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Some greenwashing in the Keurig Green Mountain sustaianbility report.

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Revised on December 7, 2020

JM Smucker’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report offers nothing new on their coffee plans.

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Revised on November 29, 2020