Coffee news and miscellany

Favorite coffees of 2011

by JulieCraves on January 10, 2012

My favorite coffees of 2011, and what the list tells me.

Revised on March 14, 2021

Single-serve steals market share, corporate coffee greenwashing, and Starbucks news.

Revised on November 14, 2019


by JulieCraves on November 19, 2011

Sara Lee gets out, Rogers gets into Keurig, mammals on Costa Rican coffee farms.

Revised on November 24, 2020

Update on Finca Dos Gatos

by JulieCraves on October 27, 2011

An update on coffee growing at home: fruit development, transplanting, new seedlings, indoor lighting set-up.

Revised on January 7, 2022

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 January 7, 2022

Some tidbits from the big four: J.M. Smucker Completes Acquisition of Rowland Coffee. Smucker will now own Cafè Bustelo and Cafè Pilon as well as Folgers. Yippee. Sara Lee in […]

Revised on January 8, 2022

After the Harvest

by JulieCraves on May 15, 2011

When discussing the problems associated with commodity coffee, and why you need to pay a little more to make sure people and the environment are protected, I’ve actually had people […]

Media outlets have picked up on a story about a new species of coffee, Coffea brassii, from Australia. In fact, this isn’t a new species, but a plant that has […]

Revised on November 23, 2020

Growing coffee at home

by JulieCraves on April 21, 2011

How to grow coffee indoors, at 189 meters.

Revised on January 7, 2022

Recent noteworthy news pertaining to sustainable coffee: Someone worked out how a coffee CSA can work: pick some farmers, buy some shares, enjoy coffee you invested in. The last word […]

Revised on December 13, 2019

The featured insect of the week at the North Carolina State University Insect Museum blog is the coffee berry borer.

Revised on November 14, 2019


by JulieCraves on March 16, 2011

We have just returned from a 10-day trip to Nicaragua, where we did insect and bird surveys, and bird banding, at two great coffee farms, Finca El Jaguar in Jinotega, […]

Revised on January 7, 2022

News items from Kraft and Smuckers.

Revised on October 30, 2020

My year in beans: 2010

by JulieCraves on January 1, 2011

I buy over 60 pounds of high-quality, sustainable coffee a year for under $0.90 a cup. Here are my stats, and a calculator for you to use to determine how much your cup of coffee costs.

Revised on August 20, 2015

Sips: Season of giving

by JulieCraves on December 7, 2010

In the past, I have provided some suggestions for holiday gifts — great coffee- or bird-related charities as well as more conventional gifts for sustainable-coffee lovers. Here are my 2010 […]

Revised on January 7, 2022