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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)

Coffee Links Roundup 2/16

I sign up for email lists all over the coffee world, and also try to spot other articles when I can. To me, it’s always useful to know what others are doing, particularly in the realm of ethical sourcing for coffee. Here’s a few links of interest that I’ve come across recently. Enjoy!

Roast Magazine:

From Oaxaca to Oakland, Proyecto Diaz Offers the Promise of Progress

Young Roastery Makes Clutch Donation to Portland’s Transitioning Homeless

Two Hands Coffee in Austin Gives Farmers a Leg Up

 

CoffeeTalk:

What the Future for Coffee Could Be

 

CoffeeLands Blog:

Policy influence as a pathway to impact

 

Sprudge:

The 2016 World Aeropress Championship is popping off

 

Perfect Daily Grind:

Diversification in Specialty Coffee Farming: The Agricultural & Economic Case

 

2016 New Year’s Coffee Links

Happy New Year 2016! We start a new year, a little fresher, perhaps reminiscent. Wherever we are today, one thing is for sure: last year is over. Welcome New Year, and may it bring the best to all of us.

I’ve been able to do some reading over the holidays in between family, and odd bits of work that cropped up. Here are some that I feel worthy of your attention:

Ethical Coffee

Modern Slavery in the Coffeelands

This eight part series by Michael Sheridan investigates Brazils efforts to reduce slavery in agriculture. A must read.

Three Reasons Why You Should Drink Direct Market Coffee From the vault…

Equity for Coffee Farmers via Fortune

Odds & Ends

A Photo Journey to La Revancha Estate

A Coffee Bar Recording Studio in Brooklyn Via Sprudge: A Coffee Loving Musicians dream studio

Dating a Coffee Lover 5 Things You Need to Know Lots of good info on what makes your coffee loving significant other tick. Via: Perfect Daily Grind

The Rise of the Robot Barista: Fact or Fiction

Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles Seek Expanded Latin Trade

Coffee crisis to hit within three years as finer tastes lead to shortage

Best wishes for a truly happy and prosperous 2016!

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