Archive for August, 2015


Coffee Varieties: Bourbon

Coffee varieties are the subspecies of coffee that occur by natural selection and by selective breeding. Disease resistance, yield and flavor vary from variety to variety. Variety or breed selection is critical to the planter as he or she must pick the optimal variety for altitude, sun or shade, soil conditions and climate. Regarding coffee [...]

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Coffee Varieties: Caturra

Coffee varieties are the subspecies of coffee that occur by natural selection and by selective breeding. Disease resistance, yield and flavor vary from variety to variety. Variety or breed selection is critical to the planter as he or she must pick the optimal variety for altitude, sun or shade, soil conditions and climate. Regarding coffee [...]

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Colon Cancer Treatment with Coffee

Coffee has many health benefits in that diseases like type II diabetes, Alzheimer´s disease, Parkinson´s disease and various cancers can be reduced in frequency by drinking coffee every day. Four years ago we wrote that more organic coffee can lead to less colon cancer. It turns out that one of the antioxidants obtained during the [...]

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The Death of the K Cup

Are we going to see the death of the k cup? Keurig, the maker of single serve coffee saw its stock drop 30% after reporting diminishing sales. Fortune reports as Keurig sales plunge. In releasing its third quarter earnings after the market closed on Wednesday, Keurig Green Mountain GMCR -29.95% announced some bad news: it’s [...]

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Golden Triangle Shade Grown Coffee

Times are changing in the Golden Triangle, the region in Southeast Asia famous for growing poppies for heroin. Farmers are switching to coffee!  Voice of America reports the some farmers drop poppies for coffee beans in this region and why. For 54-year-old farmer Long San, growing opium makes simple economic sense. He started planting poppies [...]

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