Research on coffee growing

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

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Revised on March 23, 2014

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

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Revised on March 23, 2014

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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Revised on June 15, 2013

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

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Revised on February 8, 2013

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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Revised on February 8, 2013

Shade coffee in Puerto Rico: perception and reality.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

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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Revised on February 8, 2013

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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Revised on March 23, 2014

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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Revised on February 8, 2013

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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Revised on February 8, 2013

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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Revised on March 23, 2014

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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Revised on March 23, 2014