Research on coffee growing

Summary of recent research directly from the paper, not the press release.

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More negative outcomes of the trade in kopi luwak — coffee beans pooped out by civets.

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Let’s take a look at what a recent scientific paper ACTUALLY said about the impacts of climate change on coffee, versus what the media had to say.

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Research on pollination, change in historical pollinators, and fruit set in India, in recognition of Pollinator Week.

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How does the surrounding landscape influence the presence and dispersal of three coffee pests?

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The science journal Nature recently ran a great article outlining the problems in growing an ultra-low or caffeine-free variety of coffee, particularly one that would be commercially-viable. It goes over […]

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Shade coffee in Puerto Rico: perception and reality.

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The curse of the spud

by on January 27, 2012

Bugs, bacteria, and the potato defect in East African coffee. Very nerdy post.

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Want warblers to eat your coffee berry borers? Give them some forest to sleep in.

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In 2001, an endemic coffee species, Coffea kihansiensis, was discovered in the Kihansi River gorge in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania. The entire range of this species is estimated at […]

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It’s not just that you have fruit trees on a farm, but what types they are, that are important for birds.

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Some like it hot: The influence and implications of climate change on coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) and coffee production in east Africa. Jaramillo et al. 2011. PLoS One. An […]

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This paper looked at the diversity and abundance of frogs and salamanders in an area of tropical montane cloud forest, shade coffee farms, and corn plantations in southern Mexico.

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Coffee rust (Hemileia vastarix) is fungus that is one of the most devastating coffee diseases in the world. Native to Africa, it is now present in every coffee-growing nation. Infected […]

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Share it or spare it?

by on June 21, 2011

Intensifying production while conserving biodiversity Food security and the ability of agricultural lands to feed over 9 billion people by 2050 is an increasingly-discussed topic. Part of this issue is […]

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