Coffee news and miscellany

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.

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Revised on January 2, 2014

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

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Sips: Coffee rust crisis

by 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 March 23, 2014

My year in beans: 2012

by on January 23, 2013

Annual recap of how much I spend on coffee in a year, and other details of my year in beans.

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Revised on February 14, 2013

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

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Coffee blogs I read

by on September 5, 2012

An eclectic mix of voices.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Sips: Vietnam edition

by 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 […]

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Free Kiva loans

by 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.

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Revised on February 8, 2013

Sips: Starbucks news

by on June 26, 2012

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

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Revised on March 23, 2014

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

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Revised on February 8, 2013

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

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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 […]

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Revised on March 23, 2014

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.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

News from all over the coffee world: Kona, Jamaica, Bolivia, tropical reforestation resources, broca genes.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

News from big roasters, about big plans, with some science, sustainability, and a self-portrait tossed in.

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Revised on March 23, 2014