Archive for June, 2017


Climate Change Drives Coffee Farmers to Higher Elevations

In the coffee growing region of Colombia they grow varieties like Caturra at lower altitudes around 3,000 to 5,000 while Arabica grows best in the 5,000 feet and above range. Part of this is because of coffee leaf rust which thrives at lower altitudes. As temperatures have risen on the mountainsides of Colombia, Arabica is [...]

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Organic Gardening with Coffee Grounds

Summer is upon us and that means gardening. And whether you have a few pots of tomatoes on the patio or a large plot of ground, sustainable agriculture is the way to go. Organic gardening is fun and it is healthy. And organic gardening with coffee grounds is a great way to return mulch and [...]

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Organic Coffee for Percolator

We have written about the best ways to make coffee including the use of a French press, adding coffee to water and boiling like Grandma did on the farm and pouring boiled water over coffee grounds like they do in the Eje Cafetero of Colombia. But what if you routinely need to make coffee for [...]

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Lose Weight with Organic Coffee

There are lots of health benefits of organic coffee but how about weight loss? A few years ago there was a suggestion that you could lose weight with green coffee beans and green coffee extract. A recent study reports that a group of overweight volunteers lost a significant amount of weight by taking a gram [...]

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Avoid Liver Stiffness by Drinking Coffee

You can help out your liver by drinking coffee, even if you drink too much alcohol or have a really bad diet. That is what a study published in the Journal of Hepatology (liver) says. Coffee and herbal tea consumption is associated with lower liver stiffness in the general population. Coffee and tea have been [...]

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Organic Coffee for Hair

There are lots of health benefits of coffee and not all of them come from drinking a cup of java. One is the use of coffee as a natural hair dye. LAHealthyLiving.com discusses how to use coffee to dye your hair and improve hair health. Natural methods of coloring sometimes don’t give a long lasting [...]

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Organic Coffee for French Press

The best coffee is Arabica and the best of Arabica coffee is organic and comes from Colombia. But, once you have Colombian organic coffee in your home how do you make the best cup of coffee? Our suggestion is to buy and store whole bean coffee, grind what you need before preparing and use a [...]

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