Research on coffee growing

Latest update of peer-reviewed coffee research.

The Journal of Insect Science recently published an open-access paper: A coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) bibliography.  This updates previous compilations of research, and now contains nearly 1900 references […]

Revised on March 13, 2016

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

Revised on March 23, 2014

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

Revised on January 25, 2016

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.

Revised on February 27, 2015

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

Revised on June 15, 2013

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

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 […]

Revised on February 8, 2013

Shade coffee in Puerto Rico: perception and reality.

Revised on March 23, 2014

The curse of the spud

by JulieCraves on January 27, 2012

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

Revised on October 9, 2016

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

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 […]

Revised on April 9, 2016

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

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 […]

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.