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Things on this page: Links to recommended items on Amazon, product reviews, alternatives to K-Cups, books about birds and biodiversity in the coffee lands, and current promotions and specials from select roasters. I participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

I write this site because I have a passion for coffee and a career as a bird ecologist — and many of the birds I study spend the winter in coffee farms. My experience as an ecologist in this field, I think, makes me uniquely qualified to write on the intersection of coffee and conservation. I hope I provide an authoritative, unbiased look at the issues surrounding coffee and its impact on the environment that people find useful. I appreciate your support of this site through your readership, comments, and purchases made through affiliate links that help pay for my web hosting, research, and associated costs. Thanks so much.


Product reviews, featuring alternatives to K-Cups

I have reviewed a number of  coffee-related products. Reviews can be found by looking through the posts in this category archive.

Among the most popular of these reviews are the ones explaining the various alternative to the ridiculously wasteful K-Cups for Keurig brewers, which dominate the U.S. single-serve market. I strongly believe that if you really feel you have to have one of these brewers, you should use your own (sustainably-grown) coffee in them. Here are some of the best ways to do it:

I have a summary post that presents a table listing all the reusable alternatives to K-Cups which allow for the use of a consumer’s own coffee which includes price, capacity, rating, and notes.


Bird and biodiversity books

Interested not just in coffee, but also the birds and biodiversity that depend on coffee lands? Here are some excellent books that will introduce you to the roots of my passion.



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Revised on May 25, 2017