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Links: 6/25/15

Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday June 25, 2017. Here’s a few links for your perusal:

Links:

Peru shoots for $1 billion in coffee exports next year

Why birds hit windows and what you can do to prevent it

Average Coffee prices decline in May

Roasting level alters the nutritional benefits of coffee

Rural roasters can learn to roast coffee online

The French Press: A history and brewing guide

Black bear maulings in Alaska really odd

Rare blue bioluminescent plankton (cool!)

Amazing underwater photographs show Antarctic beauty

Crown Jellyfish (Photo: National Geographic)

Links: 6/7/17

It’s getting warm here in northwest Arizona, which is typical this time of year. Often, we’re stuck inside as the sun is too hot to hang outside for very long. Time for a nice cold brew!

Meanwhile, here’s something for your summertime sipping pleasure:

National Parks have never been more popular

 This is how Google will collapse

An International trainers’ advice for learning coffee

A breakthrough for solar power in Arizona

Girl stuns Americas Got Talent judges with her mind boggling singing ventriloquism

Italy is giving away over 100 castles for free

Small towns saved by legal marijuana (but what happens when it’s legal everywhere?)

New study says that coffee is good for your liver

Maturing Coffee beans

 

Links: 5 19 17

The bee saga continues at home. Luckily, the beekeeper will be here on Monday morning, so we can walk a little easier outside.

What started as just a few bees quickly morphed into a dark group of thousands of bees at the top of our front porch. During the day, the bees are still active in the porch, but also a large “clump” of bees has taken up residence on the ground at the edge of the porch below a Juniper tree. It’s a first for us…

We also had a recent visit from seven javalina. Below are some links of interest. Enjoy! Have a great weekend…

Bees in a mound

Javalina stopped by…

Links: 

Direct Trade principles not always followed by many companies

Why stopping coffee gives you a headache

Coffee Improves Mood (Studies confirm, but you already knew this!)

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 3 second increments (worth the 7 minutes…very cool)

Graphene Sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Farming without soils

 

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: 3/20/2017

It’s the first day of Spring, and we’re enjoying sunny days and temps in the 80’s, so it’s a pretty nice time to be in Arizona. The flowers are popping up daily (and our noses are running!) Some pics to follow in an upcoming post.

It’s a great day for roasting delicious coffee! Soon it will be time for cold brew 🙂

Meanwhile, here’s a few links:

Stir Magazine February/March Online Magazine

Behind the scenes with cold brewing

An unprecedented minimum price guarantee for the farmers

World of Coffee – Budapest June 13-15

Travels with the chocolate bean

Flooding in Peru has caused mudslides and left thousands homeless

Architect turns old cement factory into home (Cool!)

Larry the cat fails on the job at 10 Downing Street

A look at American farming by a an English sheep farmer

Why nothing works anymore

Saguaros

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

 

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)

 

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?

 

 

Some Recent Coffee Links

Here’s a few tidbits that crossed my monitor lately… Enjoy!

 

http://www.perfectdailygrind.com/2016/08/farm-can-adopt-coffee-tree/

Adopt a coffee tree! (Perfect Daily Grind)

http://sprudge.com/coffee-lovers-guide-las-vegas-105791.html

Las Vegas Coffee Guide (Sprudge) Missing some of my favorites…

http://www.perfectdailygrind.com/2016/09/producer-interview-direct-trade-two-way-street/

On Direct Trade (Perfect Daily Grind)

http://dailycoffeenews.com/2016/08/30/following-groundbreaking-development-burmese-coffee-arrives-on-us-soil/

Burmese coffee arrives in the US (Roast Magazine)

http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/doctors-warn-against-asskicker-coffee/news-story/1193856e931f303325bf9c8a5ada91ac

Doctors Warn Against Asskicker Coffee – 80 Times the Caffeine: Wow!

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/9/2/12769614/sony-home-robot-xperia-agent-ifa-2016

Sony’s Coffee Ordering Robot (The Verge)

http://www.agrimoney.com/news/coffee-futures-jump-as-export-tumble-fuels-supply-fears–9891.html

Coffee Prices are rising, and expected to rise more in coming weeks

http://www.nation.co.ke/news/direct-selling-overseas-help-farmers-get-high-income/1056-3362306-l3wrqd/

Selling coffee directly increases farmers’ income (Nation)