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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
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    Back to the Roots: History of Arbor Day Coffee

    Did you know the Baltimore orioles are responsible for the Arbor Day Coffee program? To be clear, we are talking about the beautiful and colorful bird, icterus galbula, not the team that produced Cal…

    By Jon Ferguson | December 1, 2019