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    Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Adoption of Coffee Agroforestry Systems (PART 2)

    By Jon Ferguson | January 28, 2020

    The first blog entry reviewing the academic paper published in the August 2019 issue of Current Anthropology titled Coffee Landscapes Shaping the Anthropocene: Forced Simplification on a Complex Agroecological Landscape concluded with the general differences between two syndromes of production. This second blog entry will continue to unravel complexities behind the challenges and opportunities facing coffee producers when considering implementation of coffee agroforestry systems. A lack of scientific research, along with the existing realities of many diverse coffee producing landscapes,…

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

    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…

    By Jon Ferguson | January 22, 2020
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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