News from big roasters, about big plans, with some science, sustainability, and a self-portrait tossed in.
My favorite coffees of 2011, and what the list tells me.
Single-serve steals market share, corporate coffee greenwashing, and Starbucks news.
Sara Lee gets out, Rogers gets into Keurig, mammals on Costa Rican coffee farms.
An update on coffee growing at home: fruit development, transplanting, new seedlings, indoor lighting set-up.
Kenya has introduced a new high-yield, disease-resistant coffee varietal. Is it environmentally sustainable?
Some tidbits from the big four: J.M. Smucker Completes Acquisition of Rowland Coffee. Smucker will now own Café Bustelo and Café Pilon as well as Folgers. Yippee. Sara Lee in […]
When discussing the problems associated with commodity coffee, and why you need to pay a little more to make sure people and the environment are protected, I’ve actually had people […]
Media outlets have picked up on a story about a new species of coffee, Coffea brassii, from Australia. In fact, this isn’t a new species, but a plant that has […]
How to grow coffee indoors, at 189 meters.
Recent noteworthy news pertaining to sustainable coffee: Someone worked out how a coffee CSA can work: pick some farmers, buy some shares, enjoy coffee you invested in. The last word […]
The featured insect of the week at the North Carolina State University Insect Museum blog is the coffee berry borer.
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, […]
News items from Kraft and Smuckers.
I buy over 60 pounds of high-quality, sustainable coffee a year for under $0.90 a cup. Here are my stats, and a calculator for you to use to determine how much your cup of coffee costs.