Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2019. May all of your aspirations be realized, and may you be blessed with good health and happiness.

Thanks to all who have enjoyed our coffees. You’re our heroes!

 

Upcoming Coffee Events

National Coffee Association – March 7-9, 2019 Atlanta GA – Link here.

Pu’er International Specialty Coffee Expo March 13-17, 2019 Pu’er City, China – No Link available.

Global Specialty Coffee Expo April 11-14, 2019 Boston, MA – Link here.

World of Coffee Berlin June 8-10, 2019 Berlin, Germany Link here.

Don’t Throw Out Those Used Coffee Grounds

Many folks can’t get by without that cup of morning joe. But when you’re done brewing, don’t toss those coffee grounds — they can be as useful as the brew itself.

Plants love coffee as much as you do. Coffee grounds can be used as a productive fertilizer because it adds nitrogen, potassium and a dash of magnesium to the soil. The consistency of coffee grounds is also handy for soil health.

Full article from the Bangor Daily News here.

Coffee Cherries – Cenfrocafe

Holiday Hours 2018

Geez, this year flew by & here we are again at the holidays. Thanksgiving was nice, and soon it will be Christmas and a New Year. Our thanks to all who have made A Little Further South Coffee a going concern.

We will accept orders until the end of the day on Sunday December 9th. All holiday orders will be roasted and shipped on December 10th via USPS Priority mail. Green coffee orders will ship as received. Any roasted orders will ship as received until December 6th, when we’ll hold orders for the roasting and shipping on the 10th. The online store will then be closed until we return in early January. Peace and Good Will towards all; have a blessed holiday season. We’ll be sure to post pictures from the Plaza de Armas in Lima, and the Nativity Scene in Tarapoto as well. Salud!

A Christmas toast

 

 

Thanksgiving Weekend Specials

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was nice for us to visit with Mom & Dad, and relax for a day. We also had a “sushi night” with some friends on Wednesday. I’m not quite ready for the holidays, but it’s growing on me.

After being bombarded with Black Friday emails, we decided not to add to the burden out there. We do have some great pricing for this weekend. Enjoy!

Coffee Supply Crisis in Our Future?

To understand the most pressing problems — which appear to be exacerbated by rising temperatures, erratic rainfall patterns and other effects of climate change — the nonprofit World Coffee Research (WCR) commissioned the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT, by its French acronym) to classify global growing areas by climate condition, dividing regions into what is known in climate modeling as pixels. (Think of them as microlots, but for climates.) The pixels were grouped by common climate profiles, resulting in five agro-ecological zones: hot-wet, hot-dry, constant, cool-variable and cool-dry.

These zones are intended to help researchers focus on the different areas in which coffee currently grows, providing a more accurate forecast of where it might not grow in the future. Predicting how each zone would behave in response to 19 distinct climate-model projections shows that land suitable for coffee growing could drop by a staggering 50 percent over the next three decades.

via Daily Coffee News, full article here.

 

Low Coffee Prices Hurting Peru’s Organic Farmers

Nick Brown from Daily Coffee News reports:

A world leader in high-quality organic Arabica coffee production, Peru has struggled to rebound from the leaf rust outbreak that peaked there in 2014, affecting nearly half the country’s coffee farms.

A fundamental part of this struggle has been the fact that as coffee production costs have risen, country-wide export prices have declined for four straight years, from approximately $1.82 per pound ($4.03 per kilo) in calendar year 2014 to $1.31 per pound in 2017, according to the latest annual report on the Peruvian coffee sector from the USDA’s Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN).

Full article here.

Honey and Natural Processed Coffee Curing

CoffeeCon LA 2018

CoffeeCon 2018 Los Angeles kicked off for two days on February 3, 2018. The Consumer Coffee Festival is held in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. With a varied schedule of educational events & a host of local coffee vendors, it’s always pleasing to the coffee lover.

For home roasters, there were green coffee sellers, and Behmor representing home roasters. Everything from kitchen espresso to hosting a private cupping were covered. There was even a coffee martini class! Exciting prizes also awaited lucky winners.

 

CoffeeCon Schedule LA 2018

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