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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.

 

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

Here are a few photo highlights: Read more

Links: 10/20/2017

Here’s a few links for your weekend reading pleasure:

$55 for a cup of this extraordinary coffee

An AeroPress Movie is coming

Best of the 2017 New York Coffee Festival

World Coffee Tea Expo, Mumbai, Indi November 16-18

Coffee and Tea Festival, Dubai, UAE December

 Peruvian skeletons show ritual violence  (self loading video)

Mummies found in the Andes look as if they died yesterday

Next the Coffee Cherries are Processed to remove the Fruit

Links: 9/1/2017

Happy Labor day weekend to all! Here’s some reading tidbits. Enjoy, and be safe out there!

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Make Cold Brew at Home

Coffee & Chocolate Exhibition 12/3-12/6/17 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

If you’re over 45, drinking coffee reduces mortality (self starting video)

Micro Coffee Festival Brazil September 27-28 Franca, Brazil

Coffee, an American tale

California Initiative would legalize psychedelic mushrooms  (In Amsterdam, it already is, and has been for years.)

Coffee Fest Portland, OR October 13-15

Peru’s Coffee production showing increase through 2017