Coffee agroforestry course

by on September 26, 2014

A new course, Agriculture & Wildlife Conservation: Coffee Agroforestry, is being offered at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) at Columbia University in New York City.  I  was really […]

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Site updates

by on January 25, 2012

I’ve recently done some tweaks and improvements of the foundation and background information on the site: I’ve updated some of the important primary background posts: What is shade-grown coffee?, The […]

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My year in beans: 2011

by on January 3, 2012

Busting the myth of the high cost of great coffee: I spend well under $1 a cup, including shipping, for high-quality, sustainable beans.

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Revised on February 6, 2013

2011′s most popular posts

by on December 31, 2011

The most popular posts of 2011, the most popular posts actually written in 2011, and the top posts I hope people read in 2011.

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Site updates

by on October 3, 2011

Updates to market shares of eco-friendly coffee, recommended roasters, research, and Fair Trade news.

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New readers: start here!

by on January 30, 2011

Here’s a quick guide for new readers who want to explore the basics of shade-grown, sustainably-grown coffee.

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Revised on January 23, 2013

New resources posted

by on December 1, 2010

I’ve updated a couple of important resources. First, you can download a copy of “The ecological benefits of shade-grown coffee: the case for going Bird-Friendly,” a report by Robert Rice […]

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New and updated updates

by on October 27, 2010

Brief update on the web site move and NPR piece.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Happy holidays from C&C!

by on December 23, 2009

The highly-caffeinated main tasting panel at Coffee & Conservation wishes you a happy holiday and many excellent, sustainable coffees in the New Year! Standing are Mike, my better half Darrin, and Rick; yours truly is seated with our newest regular…

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Revised on October 27, 2010

I’m not much on awards personally, but I was pleased to find out that Coffee & Conservation is one of ten finalists for Best Food Blog, out of dozens of nominees, in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Every vote for Coffee…

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Revised on November 16, 2010

Welcome ProBlogger readers!

by on October 27, 2008

Darren Rowse ran an experiment on his site, ProBlogger, inviting folks to promote their blogs in 140 characters or less. Of 1400 responses, Coffee & Conservation’s pitch was on top of the list.

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Revised on November 16, 2010

Shade coffee at Dave’s Garden

by on September 28, 2008

Dave’s Garden is an enormous web site that covers every issue of interest to gardeners. The site just had a feature article on shade coffee by Marna Towne. Marna hits all the high points to introduce DG users to this…

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Revised on November 2, 2010

A few weeks ago, I corresponded with Jonathon Colman, the associate director of digital marketing at The Nature Conservancy (and possibly the most intense user of social media that I have ever encountered). Turns out he is a coffee lover…

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Revised on February 8, 2013

My husband and I are in the highlands of Panama, in Chiriqui province (in yellow on the first map) near the Costa Rican border. We are staying near the city of Volcan, on the western flank of Volcan Baru at…

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Solstice greetings from C&C

by on December 22, 2007

Warm wishes on the winter solstice, from the main jury members of the Coffee & Conservation tasting panel. Mike (Risky Kingbird), Greg (Star[bucks]ling), Terry (Coal Tit), Julie (BirdBarista), and Darrin (Kingfisher). Ordinary people!

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Revised on October 31, 2010