Research on coffee growing

Coffee berry borer update

by JulieCraves on October 26, 2020

The coffee berry borer (CBB, Hypothenemus hampei) is one of the most serious pests of coffee. The larvae of this beetle, which is native to Africa, live and feed exclusively […]

Revised on May 20, 2021

Latest update of peer-reviewed coffee research.

The Journal of Insect Science recently published an open-access paper: A coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) bibliography.  This updates previous compilations of research, and now contains nearly 1900 references […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

Summary of recent research directly from the paper, not the press release.

Revised on November 28, 2020

More negative outcomes of the trade in kopi luwak — coffee beans pooped out by civets.

Revised on January 7, 2022

Let’s take a look at what a recent scientific paper ACTUALLY said about the impacts of climate change on coffee, versus what the media had to say.

Revised on November 28, 2020

Research on pollination, change in historical pollinators, and fruit set in India, in recognition of Pollinator Week.

Revised on November 14, 2019

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

Revised on May 18, 2019

The science journal Nature recently ran a great article outlining the problems in growing an ultra-low or caffeine-free variety of coffee, particularly one that would be commercially-viable. It goes over […]

Revised on January 8, 2022

Shade coffee in Puerto Rico: perception and reality.

Revised on November 14, 2019

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 March 4, 2021

Want warblers to eat your coffee berry borers? Give them some forest to sleep in.

Revised on January 7, 2022

In 2001, an endemic coffee species, Coffea kihansiensis, was discovered in the Kihansi River gorge in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania. The entire range of this species is estimated at […]

Revised on January 8, 2022

It’s not just that you have fruit trees on a farm, but what types they are, that are important for birds.

Revised on November 29, 2020

Some like it hot: The influence and implications of climate change on coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) and coffee production in east Africa. Jaramillo et al. 2011. PLoS One. An […]

Revised on November 14, 2019