I made the first post on this website on this day in 2005. I initially envisioned a modest collection of resources explaining the importance of “shade-grown coffee” to biodiversity, birds […]

Revised on January 7, 2022

2016 status update

by JulieCraves on March 4, 2016

What’s been going on behind the scenes, and what is anticipated for the future.

Site updates

by JulieCraves on February 28, 2015

In addition to making minor changes and updates on many individual posts, I have recently updated and overhauled several important pages here at Coffee & Conservation. Quick Guide to Coffee […]

Coffee agroforestry course

by JulieCraves on September 26, 2014

A new course, Agriculture & Wildlife Conservation: Coffee Agroforestry, is being offered at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) at Columbia University in New York City.  I  was really […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

My year in beans: 2012

by JulieCraves on January 23, 2013

Annual recap of how much I spend on coffee in a year, and other details of my year in beans.

Revised on January 7, 2022

Site updates

by JulieCraves on January 25, 2012

I’ve recently done some tweaks and improvements of the foundation and background information on the site: I’ve updated some of the important primary background posts: What is shade-grown coffee?, The […]

My year in beans: 2011

by JulieCraves on January 3, 2012

Busting the myth of the high cost of great coffee: I spend well under $1 a cup, including shipping, for high-quality, sustainable beans.

Revised on August 20, 2015

2011’s most popular posts

by JulieCraves on December 31, 2011

The most popular posts of 2011, the most popular posts actually written in 2011, and the top posts I hope people read in 2011.

Site updates

by JulieCraves on October 3, 2011

Updates to market shares of eco-friendly coffee, recommended roasters, research, and Fair Trade news.

New readers: start here!

by JulieCraves on January 30, 2011

Here’s a quick guide for new readers who want to explore the basics of shade-grown, sustainably-grown coffee.

Revised on November 25, 2020

New resources posted

by JulieCraves on December 1, 2010

I’ve updated a couple of important resources. First, have a look at “The ecological benefits of shade-grown coffee: the case for going Bird-Friendly,” a report by Robert Rice of the […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

New and updated updates

by JulieCraves on October 27, 2010

Brief update on the web site move and NPR piece.

Revised on January 7, 2022

Happy holidays from C&C!

by JulieCraves on December 23, 2009

The highly-caffeinated main tasting panel at Coffee & Conservation wishes you a happy holiday and many excellent, sustainable coffees in the New Year! Standing are Mike, my better half Darrin, and Rick; yours truly is seated with our newest regular…

Revised on October 27, 2010

Welcome ProBlogger readers!

by JulieCraves on October 27, 2008

Darren Rowse ran an experiment on his site, ProBlogger, inviting folks to promote their blogs in 140 characters or less. Of 1400 responses, Coffee & Conservation’s pitch was on top of the list.

Revised on November 14, 2019

Shade coffee at Dave’s Garden

by JulieCraves on September 28, 2008

Dave’s Garden is an enormous web site that covers every issue of interest to gardeners. The site just had a feature article on shade coffee by Marna Towne. Marna hits all the high points to introduce DG users to this…

Revised on November 14, 2019