Coffee news and miscellany


by JulieCraves on September 10, 2018

I’ve been keeping up with many important developments in the world of sustainable coffee. Here are the ones you should be reading: Regarding coffee certifications: An open letter to UTZ […]

Revised on May 20, 2021

A short round-up of coffee news. Keurig is finally designing a more eco-friendly K-cup, Washington Post. I have written many times about K-Cups: the excess waste, when the company said […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

An update on growing coffee at home in a northern climate.

Revised on December 21, 2020

Annual recap of how much we spend on coffee in a year Here we are on our 6th year of standardized tracking of how much the two-person Coffee & Conservation […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

Despite buying exclusively eco-certified, specialty coffee this year, we paid the lowest price per cup in our five-year tracking history, just $0.44 a cup.

Revised on August 20, 2015

Coffee leaf rust: a disease that may also threaten organic coffee.

Revised on July 8, 2021

Sips: Coffee rust crisis

by JulieCraves on February 9, 2013

A round-up of the many stories and news items about the impact of coffee leaf rust, and commentary on long-term consequences.

Revised on July 8, 2021

Covering the period while the blog was on hiatus, including updates on water and coffee, illegal coffee growing in Indonesia, toads, and borer research.

Revised on November 14, 2019

Sips: Vietnam edition

by JulieCraves on August 4, 2012

Some news out of Vietnam. Nearly all the coffee Vietnam grows is robusta. They are planning to expand arabica production to 40,000 ha by 2020.  The country is already expanding […]

Revised on March 4, 2021

Free Kiva loans

by JulieCraves on July 22, 2012

If you are new to Kiva and have not made a loan before, you can get a $25 credit to provide a micro-loan to any of the thousands of borrowers in the Kiva database.

Revised on November 14, 2019

Sips: Starbucks news

by JulieCraves on June 26, 2012

Starbucks news: the good, the better, and the ugly.

Revised on November 14, 2019

Recent coffee news on climate change impacts and adaptation in various nations, and thoughts on Fair Trade evaluations

Revised on November 29, 2020

Another update on coffee growing at home. Now with cacao!

Revised on December 21, 2020

I previously reported on the Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality award that was presented at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) annual trade show in Portland, Oregon late last […]

Revised on March 4, 2021

News about coffee sustainability in Vietnam, corporate coffee scores with over-ripe cherries, Wal-Mart leaps into single-serve, a car company buys part of a coffee company, and assorted Starbucks tidbits.

Revised on March 14, 2021