Coffee reviews

A species of orchid is named for a coffee company (Puro Coffee) that contributed to the preservation of land on which the orchid — among other species — was discovered. Includes a coffee review.

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When you think of endangered species, I’ll bet you don’t think about Matschie’s Tree Kangaroos. Tree kangaroos and coffee also make an unlikely pairing. But I’m here to tell you […]

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Review: AgroEco Coffee

by on January 14, 2012

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #49. The Community Agroecology Network (CAN) seeks to to link farming communities in Latin America to consumers in the […]

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Favorite coffees of 2011

by on January 10, 2012

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

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Review: Bob-o-link Coffee

by on November 29, 2011

Bob-o-link Coffee from Brazil: two crop years, three roasters, and an interesting backstory.

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Review: Coffees from India

by on November 16, 2011

A review of three Indian coffees that are outside the usual experience: a species rarely offered (liberica), a species usually avoided (robusta), and an arabica with unconventional processing (monsooned).

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Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #46. I’ve written about Doi Chaang Coffee, a unique Thai/Canadian partnership, before.  This is certified organic, certified Fair Trade […]

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Review: PT’s Kenya Kia Ora

by on November 22, 2010

Organic coffee from Kenya accounts for less than 1% of exports. Here’s a review of one of the first widely available offerings, from a surprising source.

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In recognition of National Pollinator Week, another review of a coffee with a great backstory.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Café Chocó Andes is not just coffee — but a multi-layered conservation, education, and social welfare cooperative project.

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Doi Chaang Wild Civet coffee is produced from the scat of strictly wild civets eating only high quality, organic arabica beans in Thailand. For those who feel compelled or interested in having an animal processed coffee and are willing to pay for the rarity and novelty, this is it.

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For Arbor Day, a review of the coffees available from the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #41. Starbucks Organic Shade Grown Mexico is produced by around 900 small farmers on 3200 ha of land in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas [1]. Many of the…

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Just to end the year on a unique note, we decided to try an interesting and unique coffee product, cascara. This is dried coffee cherry, and can be prepared as an infusion like tea.

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Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People. Three Fair Trade, organic coffees from BuyWell in Colorado Springs.

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