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    A Review on, Coffee Landscapes Shaping the Anthropocene (Part 1)

    By Jon Ferguson | January 22, 2020

    A Three-Part Blog Series This blog is a review of an academic paper published in the August 2019 issue of Current Anthropology titled Coffee Landscapes Shaping the Anthropocene: Forced Simplification on a Complex Agroecological Landscape.   Introducing the Dynamics Between Ecology, Agriculture, And Human Migration (part 1)  I often find myself searching Google Scholar for peer reviewed academic pieces on the state of coffee production and the role trees play in sustaining not only coffee for our consumption, but also sustaining the ecological health and local…

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    The Seasonality of Coffee

    Have you ever found yourself shopping for your favorite coffee only to learn that the variety isn’t in season? Like other fresh products, coffee has different growing seasons throughout the year. Because of the many…

    By Jon Ferguson | December 18, 2019
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    Measuring the Quality of Coffee

    What does exceptional quality coffee taste like? There are factors that affect the quality of coffee. Since coffee is an agricultural product, it faces the same challenges as most foods such as spoilage,…

    By Jon Ferguson | December 12, 2019
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    The Carbon Footprint of Coffee

    The topics of carbon emissions and global warming have gained a good deal of attention in recent years, and coffee has an important part to play in the discussion. Greenhouse gases warm the Earth…

    By Jon Ferguson | December 5, 2019