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    A Coffee Club with a Mission to Plant Trees

    By Kara Ficke | April 7, 2020

    So what’s all the hype around coffee subscriptions, monthly coffee boxes, and coffee of the month clubs? I’ll speak for myself and say that having delicious coffee delivered right to your door is such a fun, convenient, and useful way to support a good cause.   There are a lot of a choices these days when it comes to coffee, especially freshly roasted specialty coffees. I’ve learned through the years that coffees are not created equal, especially the methods in which coffee is grown. Choosing coffees that are grown in a sustainable way is important to the…

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    The Future of Coffee in Brazil is Shade-Grown

    According to research recently published earlier this year, Brazil’s Southeastern Mountain coffee growing region could see a drastic loss of its viable coffee growing landscapes by the year 2050, due primarily to the rising global temperatures caused by a changing climate.  But there is hope, in…

    By Jon Ferguson | April 2, 2020
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    What we can Learn From the Fight against Coffee Leaf Rust

    Before the recent outbreak of COVID-19 began in the United States, I wrote a blog about some of the conditions that scientists have identified as underlying conditions for the  devastating toll coffee leaf rust brought in Central America, most recently in…

    By Jon Ferguson | March 23, 2020
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    Visiting Coffee Micro Lots in Jinotega, Nicaragua

    In early 2016, the Arbor Day coffee program continued to new coffee growing areas that were making new strides in the specialty coffee industry.  Central America has always been a hot spot for specialty coffee production, with the most…

    By Jon Ferguson | March 6, 2020