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A species of orchid is named for a coffee company (Puro Coffee) that contributed to the preservation of land on which the orchid — among other species — was discovered. Includes a coffee review.

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Lots of coffee and pollinator resources for Pollinator Week.

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Revised on October 30, 2020

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

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Revised on May 18, 2019

The curse of the spud

by JulieCraves on January 27, 2012

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

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Revised on November 23, 2020

Review: Coffees from India

by JulieCraves on November 16, 2011

A review of three Indian coffees that are outside the usual experience: a species rarely offered (liberica), a species usually avoided (robusta), and an arabica with unconventional processing (monsooned).

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Revised on November 14, 2019

A recent announcement by Fair Trade USA qualifies as major news that changes the meaning of “Fair Trade” certification in the U.S., and which may mean changes to environmental standards for coffee certified as FT by Fair Trade USA.

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Revised on November 14, 2019

New Kenyan coffee varietal

by JulieCraves on August 30, 2011

Kenya has introduced a new high-yield, disease-resistant coffee varietal. Is it environmentally sustainable?

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Revised on November 14, 2019

What does “certified organic” mean when it comes to coffee? What chemicals are allowed?

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Revised on November 14, 2019

We may all be getting to know robusta a little better in the future. It seems fitting to offer a little introduction.

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Revised on November 24, 2020

Results from a research project on mitigating climate change in Mesoamerican coffee production.

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Share it or spare it?

by JulieCraves 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 December 13, 2019

Big kerfluffle, well explained in the following posts; make sure to read the comments. My thoughts on how this relates to other certifications follow. To tell the truth: who owns […]

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Revised on November 14, 2019

How much Ethiopian coffee is grown in forests? Is it really coming from a pristine environment? Is this method of coffee production really preserving biodiversity?

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Revised on October 30, 2020

Review: PT’s Kenya Kia Ora

by JulieCraves on November 22, 2010

Organic coffee from Kenya accounts for less than 1% of exports. Here’s a review of one of the first widely available offerings, from a surprising source.

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Revised on October 30, 2020

In light of the evidence, lauding Nestlé’s recent announcement to rid its products of deforestation seems premature.

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Revised on November 14, 2019