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Coffee bibliography

by JulieCraves on September 25, 2010

The following link will take you to a periodically updated list of peer-reviewed literature that deals with sustainable coffee issues. The focus is on research on coffee growing (e.g., how […]

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Revised on May 31, 2019

“Sustainable coffee is produced on a farm with high biological diversity and low chemical inputs. It conserves resources, protects the environment, produces efficiently, competes commercially and enhances the quality of […]

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Revised on June 17, 2018

The Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) is a small, zebra-striped bird that is unique among our warblers. It is the only representative of its genus, and also the only one whose typical mode of foraging is clinging to and climbing up…

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Birds on coffee

by JulieCraves on August 31, 2010

I talk about birds in coffee a lot on this site– how birds use and need the resources provided in shade coffee farms is the inspiration for the site. How about birds on coffee…labels and logos?

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Coffee growing in China

by JulieCraves on February 19, 2010

Coffee grown in China is predominantly low-quality arabica used in instant coffee, grown in full sun using high chemical inputs, and the Chinese government is aggressively promoting the expansion of thousands of hectares of coffee production.

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Revised on November 14, 2019

The tugo Traveling Drink Holder is one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” products. It is a simple, flexible cup holder that attaches in seconds between the upright handles of nearly any piece of rolling luggage. At last,…

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Revised on November 14, 2019

My experiences on shade and bird diversity at Nicaragua’s Finca Esperanza Verde.

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Is incorporating shade criteria into organic certification standards a good thing?

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Revised on December 13, 2019

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #41. Starbucks Organic Shade Grown Mexico is produced by around 900 small farmers on 3200 ha of land in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas [1]. Many of the…

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Trader Joe’s coffee

by JulieCraves on February 5, 2009

Trader Joe’s offers many varieties of private label brands of coffee. For the most part, they are very secretive about their suppliers, and don’t disclose specific origins of their coffee.

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Revised on November 19, 2019

Not only is it time for us — birders — to acknowledge that our consumption is often in conflict with our professed beliefs and passions, it’s time to do something about it.

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Revised on December 11, 2018

Just to end the year on a unique note, we decided to try an interesting and unique coffee product, cascara. This is dried coffee cherry, and can be prepared as an infusion like tea.

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Revised on November 14, 2019

In my post about the Coffee Conference, I noted that one of the most interesting things I came away with was the general displeasure many participants had with coffee certifications. Both Rainforest Alliance and TransFair USA (the Fair Trade certifiying…

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Revised on November 14, 2019

The Coffee Conference

by JulieCraves on November 2, 2008

My husband and I attended the Coffee Conference at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Biodiversity loss in Latin American coffee landscapes: review of the evidence on ants, birds, and trees. 2008.

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Revised on November 12, 2012