Links: 4/14/17

Here’s a few links for your weekend reading pleasure. Have a good one, and be safe…

Links:

Coffee – the journey in video

How much does it cost to plant coffee?

Amazing heat storage device….from the middle ages

7 Secrets to perfect compost

Megafloods formed this amazing area in eastern Washington State

10 Companies control everything you buy

Water has built up in a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon, Now what?

Specialty Coffee Association Big Event April 20-23, Seattle

China plans Panda reserve 3 times the size of Yellowstone

 

Links: 2/19/2017

It’s been a rainy and windy weekend, but it portends gorgeous wildflowers in the Spring. The wildflowers of the desert Southwest are particularly beautiful in good year, and this last rain should do it. Meanwhile, it’s cool here (low 50s) while it was upper 60s in Ohio yesterday…

Links:

Coffee tax, Oh no!

A Specialty Coffee Tour of Cartagena, Columbia

New Flour from Coffee Cherries is used for making Tea

 The 5th edition of Chocoa will take place from February 22nd until 26th 2017 in Amsterdam

Strange drones creeping out homeowners…

Coffee Blossom Honey, from Coffee farmer to your table

Is adding sugar to coffee really that bad? (To each his own, I figure)

Hawaii for the coffee connoisseur

 Enjoy!

 

Real People, Really Good Coffee February 2017

You might think that all we think about is coffee, and although it consumes the majority of our time, we do also have other interests. One of those interests is the community of Yucca, Arizona where we live. Yucca is a small town, but has a rich history and in the last few years many people have moved here, as the 150,000 acre Santa Fe Ranch was developed into 40 acre parcels beginning in the late 1990’s.

Many folks have moved to this paradise where Mohave desert meets Sonoran blue skies in order to escape the craziness and noise of the cities. The quiet of the desert coupled with the natural beauty here is an inspiration to artists as well as anyone who is creative.

One of those artists is Jim Federico who moved to this area from California. Jim had a vision of a mural for the town, and impromptu meetings led to the formation of the Yucca Area Arts Council (YAAC.) It took over a year of discussions, sketches, and planning, but we are now beginning the long awaited mural. Many thanks to all who have labored to make the mural a reality.

Work started Tuesday February 7th, and we continued on the 10th. Next week, more!

Here’s a look of where we are as of today:

 

Yucca Mural 2017

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Links 2/3/2017

Hope everyone has had a good week. It was busy, but otherwise uneventful here in the desert of Northwest Arizona. Finally, the cold spell has broken and our daytime temperatures are in the upper 60s to low 70s again. Not a sign of rain in the forecast here, so our hopes of a special Spring wildflower season are diminishing. More rain, please!

Here are some links for your weekend reading pleasure. Enjoy.

Robot cafe serves coffee in San Francisco

African Fine Coffees Association February 15-17th, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

CoffeeCon Los Angeles February 25-26

World of Coffee Budapest – 13-15 June 2017

Specialty Coffee Global Expo – Seattle April 20-23

Technology making Coffee more appealing to youth

Scientists have sequenced the genome for Arabica coffee

Teach your friends the joy of great coffee – 5 steps

Now it’s getting serious – Bacon Shortage 2017

Bonus Photo:

Along Planet Ranch Road, NW Arizona

Links: 01/24/17

Finally getting caught up enough to be able to start posting. All is well, and the coffee is selling. It’s a good thing, although tiring some days. We’re enjoying the recent rain & light snow dusting in the Hualapai mountains. It portends to be an especially good wildflower season this year.

Snow on the Hualapai Mountains 1 24 17

 National Coffee Association 2017 Austin Registration Opens (Roast Magazine)

Lots of New Roasters in 2016 (Roast Magazine)

Man Charged with DUI – Under the influence of Caffeine!

Charges are finally dropped

Can Education Keep Young People in Coffee?

Free Wifi? Get over your entitlement…

Cold Coffee was Hot in 2016

Cigars & Coffee in South Carolina

 

Holiday Hours – Order Now!

Update: We’re closed for the holidays. Hugs to all!

See you next year!

It’s once again the holiday season & although it’s hard to believe, it’s really here.

We’ll be spending time with family & connecting with coffee friends, please get your orders in now! Soon, we’ll be shutting down our roaster, and pulling the stock from our online store. We wish to send our sincere best wishes for a joyful holiday season & our most heartfelt thanks to all who have made A Little Further South so successful in this past year.  Hugs to all…

Holiday Schedule

Last roasted or green coffee orders: by 11:00 am (EST) 9:00 am (MST)      Friday 12/09/16

All orders will ship on Friday December 9th.

 

Verdant Green Mountains in the Andes

 

 

Links: 12 01 16 plus YAAC Update

You may be wondering what YAAC is. Well, it’s the Yucca Area Arts Council. Newly formed, and very enthusiastic, we’re launching our very first event to coincide with the Yucca Arts and Crafts fair on Saturday December 3rd. The Crafts will be held at the Yucca Fire Station, and the artists exhibit & music will be held at the Brooks Real Estate office on the eastern side of I40. There will be signs to point the  way.
Stop by and enjoy some wonderful music this Saturday in beautiful downtown Yucca, Arizona.
We’ll also have fresh roasted coffee for sale!
Yucca Area Arts Council Presents

Yucca Area Arts Council Presents

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Here’s a few links too:

Coffee gadgets, perfect for commuters

Giant eagles terrorize Australian gold mine and take drone selfie (Washington Post)

Under the microscope: How do exporters work with coffee farmers? (Perfect Daily Grind)

A Cafe with sex robots, what could go wrong? (Sprudge)

Improve Your Coffee palate (Perfect Daily Grind)

Puerto Rican coffee, the bittersweet history (Perfect Daily Grind)

 

Links 10 31 16

Here’s a few more for your reading enjoyment. Have a great week & a safe Halloween!

Coffee prices have been rising as stocks deplete and demand grows (Bloomberg)

Millennials are driving the high demand for coffee (Bloomberg)

Adult Coffee Art Latte Competition in Vancouver (Roast)

Coffee brewing techniques for all your outdoor adventures (Perfect Daily Grind)

At a coffee Halloween party (Sprudge)

Halloween Latte Art – Cool! (Sprudge)

Coffee is Ok for heart attack patients

Boom in the number of US Coffee shops to continue (CoffeeTalk)

Stunning map shows all the river basins in the US (Daily Mail – UK)

 

Links October 24, 2016

Here’s some of the latest links of interest that I’ve encountered: 

Excellent article on how to build solar drying table (African raised beds) (Perfect Daily Grind)

Raised bed coffee drying allows better airflow & even drying, plus reduces insect damage.

 A new world coffee tasting map (CoffeeTalk)

For the world traveler.

 Coffee Year 2015/2016 ends in 3 million bag deficit

But don’t worry just yet…

Bloom Coffee Event in Chicago – October 26-28th

Chicago Peeps, check this out.

 8 Ways to cut down on food waste

If we don’t eat it, it goes into the garden.

 Coffeelands adds some new talent to their team

Helping coffee growers everywhere.

 After hurricane Matthew, two ways to help Haiti right now (Roast)

Haiti needs a helping hand, here’s how.

 60 Page guide to New Zealand Roasters is awesome & free (Roast)

Cool little guide…