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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…

 

 

 

Street Market in Tempe, Arizona – October 29th

Cortez Coffee Roasters in Tempe, Arizona will host a Street Market with food trucks, a raffle for a home espresso machine, and local artists will exhibit. Of course, there will be delicious coffee, tea, and fresh roasted cocoa (yum!) for your perusal. Next Saturday, October 29th. Proceeds benefit Special Needs Kids. Please stop by and enjoy the festivities!

 

Cortez Street Market 10/29/2016

Links: October 20, 2016

Here’s some odds & ends, some coffee related, some not. Enjoy!

The Health Benefits of Caffeine

5th Coffee Festival in Prague

Can Coffee Grounds Filter Toxic Metals from Water? (Sprudge)

Focusing on Mexico Specialty Coffee (Perfect Daily Grind)

Dry Farming has Tremendous Potential & is Needed

Biodiversity is a Natural Crop Pest Repellent (UPI)

How to Start and Maintain a Worm Compost Bin (Peak Prosperity)

Coffee & Tea Fest, Dubai UAE 11/2/16-11/14-16

Kona Coffee & Food Festival 11/4/2106-11/13/16

 

Links: October 9, 2016

Here’s a few links for your perusal:

Really cool photos showing the amazing growth in China (The Guardian)

Coffee was not always considered healthy or moral

Perfect Daily Grind Now in Spanish

From lawyer to roasting school certified trainer (Perfect Daily Grind)

China is growing as a coffee origin country (Perfect Daily Grind)

Coffee helps your intimate life

Phoenix has a thriving coffee culture

Robbed at gunpoint, tied up, and lost all belongings and 70 bags of coffee in Ecuador (Sprudge)

 

CoffeeFest Anaheim with Pictures

We just attended the CoffeeFest Anaheim trade show in Southern California. It was an excellent event, featuring useful classes, plenty of networking opportunities, and endless samples of exceptional coffees (hot and cold brew) as well as tea & flavored drinks.

Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, CoffeeFest Anaheim was one of several CoffeeFest Events held every year. There were espresso and cold brew contests. We were thrilled when our Peruvian Chasqui coffee was included in a cold blend that won 2nd place. Congratulations to Damian Scott of Scotty D’s Jamaican Coffee who took home the prize. (First place for cold brew was Klatch coffee.)

Loaded with vendors hawking everything from eco friendly cups to flavorings & food items for coffee shops, there was something for everyone. In addition to coffee & coffee supplies, there were an abundance of tea vendors and green coffee sellers. There was even an earplug vendor. (Those earplugs come in handy at the farm where roosters like to start at 2:30 am!)

We made the rounds, took in some classes, and reconnected with coffee friends from all over the country. It was especially nice to be able to meet with our California friends who we don’t get to see as much as we’d like.

The event seemed well attended & we look forward to seeing everyone again at the Specialty Coffee Big Event in April.

Here’s a few photos that we took. Enjoy! Read more

Weekend Coffee Links September 23-25

We’re back in the saddle, and roasting like crazy to catch up on orders. This coming weekend is CoffeeFest Anaheim, which is sure to be an educational & delightful experience. We look forward to connecting with friends and business associates. Meanwhile, here’s some links for your perusal. Enjoy!

According to a new report, making coffee sustainable will cost billions and take decades.

It’s a lot easier said than done, and getting more money to the farmer workers is the hardest part.

The Philippine Coffee Board is working to educate farmers to do their own coffee tasting

 Many farmers have never tasted their own coffee properly roasted and prepared. (Perfect Daily Grind)

On Teaching all of the qualities of perfect ripening, and beyond

 Learning more about the science of coffee ripeness, and the precise temperatures for fermentation help farmers to produce the finest coffee. (Perfect Daily Grind)

Climate change could make coffee farming no longer viable. (gulp!)

 Farmers and locals are saying the climate extremes of the last few years are changing the viability of coffee farming. (NY Times)

US no longer leads in coffee consumption

 Hard to believe…

The founder of the Smithsonian was a coffee geek in 1823 & came up with a good way to prepare coffee

Coffee lovers are uniting in Turkey for the 3rd Istanbul Coffee Festival

 Turkey is having a coffee festival. (We won’t be there this year.)

Profits for coffee farmers dangerously low

 Low profits could spell the end of specialty coffee

Is Peru the Sunset Land of the Sumerians?

Interesting read about a possible Peru-Sumerian connection.

Spicy was out & Bland was In

Eating habits have changed a lot since the 1930’s

Monsanto & Bayer Consolidate More Corporate Agriculture

 Got seeds?