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