Coffee news and miscellany


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 […]

Revised on August 22, 2019

A short round-up of coffee news. Keurig is finally designing a more eco-friendly K-cup, Washington Post. I have written many times about K-Cups: the excess waste, when the company said […]

Revised on December 10, 2018

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

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 […]

Revised on August 20, 2015

Despite buying exclusively eco-certified, specialty coffee this year, we paid the lowest price per cup in our five-year tracking history, just $0.44 a cup.

Revised on August 20, 2015

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

Revised on May 18, 2019

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.

Revised on August 22, 2019

Covering the period while the blog was on hiatus, including updates on water and coffee, illegal coffee growing in Indonesia, toads, and borer research.

Revised on December 11, 2018

Sips: Vietnam edition

by JulieCraves on August 4, 2012

Some news out of Vietnam. Nearly all the coffee Vietnam grows is robusta. They are planning to expand arabica production to 40,000 ha by 2020.  The country is already expanding […]

Revised on June 13, 2019

Free Kiva loans

by JulieCraves on July 22, 2012

If you are new to Kiva and have not made a loan before, you can get a $25 credit to provide a micro-loan to any of the thousands of borrowers in the Kiva database.

Revised on February 8, 2013

Sips: Starbucks news

by JulieCraves on June 26, 2012

Starbucks news: the good, the better, and the ugly.

Revised on December 11, 2018

Recent coffee news on climate change impacts and adaptation in various nations, and thoughts on Fair Trade evaluations

Revised on February 8, 2013

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

Revised on June 17, 2018

I previously reported on the Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality award that was presented at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) annual trade show in Portland, Oregon late last […]

Revised on December 11, 2018

News about coffee sustainability in Vietnam, corporate coffee scores with over-ripe cherries, Wal-Mart leaps into single-serve, a car company buys part of a coffee company, and assorted Starbucks tidbits.

Revised on March 13, 2016