Coffee news and miscellany

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 February 21, 2015

Favorite coffees of 2011

by on January 10, 2012

My favorite coffees of 2011, and what the list tells me.

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Revised on April 16, 2015

Single-serve steals market share, corporate coffee greenwashing, and Starbucks news.

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Revised on February 14, 2015

Sips

by on November 19, 2011

Sara Lee gets out, Rogers gets into Keurig, mammals on Costa Rican coffee farms.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Update on Finca Dos Gatos

by on October 27, 2011

An update on coffee growing at home: fruit development, transplanting, new seedlings, indoor lighting set-up.

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New Kenyan coffee varietal

by on August 30, 2011

Kenya has introduced a new high-yield, disease-resistant coffee varietal. Is it environmentally sustainable?

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Revised on June 22, 2015

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 […]

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Revised on September 6, 2013

After the Harvest

by on May 15, 2011

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 […]

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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 […]

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Growing coffee at home

by on April 21, 2011

How to grow coffee indoors, at 189 meters.

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Revised on October 27, 2011

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 […]

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Revised on February 8, 2013

The featured insect of the week at the North Carolina State University Insect Museum blog is the coffee berry borer.

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Revised on February 25, 2015

Sips

by 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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Revised on March 23, 2014

News items from Kraft and Smuckers.

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Revised on August 14, 2011