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Lots of coffee and pollinator resources for Pollinator Week.

Revised on May 18, 2019

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

Revised on May 18, 2019

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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 December 1, 2018

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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).

Revised on December 10, 2018

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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.

Revised on December 11, 2018

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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?

Revised on November 17, 2017

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

Revised on December 1, 2018

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

Revised on December 11, 2018

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

Revised on February 8, 2013

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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 […]

Revised on December 11, 2018

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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 […]

Revised on November 29, 2016

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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?

Revised on March 23, 2014

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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.

Revised on May 31, 2019

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

Revised on December 11, 2018

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Glossary

by JulieCraves on September 25, 2010

This glossary will cover an assortment coffee terms used on this web site, including many varieties of coffee, frequently encountered tasting terms, coffee pests and diseases, coffee growing and processing […]

Revised on December 21, 2018

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