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September 2015 Blog Posts (3)

Finding Natural Solutions to Destructive Leaf Rust in Chiapas, Mexico

By Nick Brown

Source; Daily Coffee News

John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto, a husband-and-wife team of ecologists from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, have been traveling back and forth to coffee farms in Southern Mexico for a good part of the past 20 years. In…

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Added by Progreso Network on September 28, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

Coffees of Kenya 2015: Still Great, Still Kenya

By K.David with J.Sarley,

Source:Coffee Review

One thing that can be said about this month’s survey of 32 Kenya coffees from 26 specialty roasters is that the good samples — and there were many — were not just exceptional, but exceptional in a thoroughly Kenyan way. In fact, the 23 Kenya samples…

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Added by Progreso Network on September 8, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Can we level the playing field for coffee growers?

By Lucas Oliver Oswald

Source:Grist

One day in 1994, Jorge Cuevas found himself in the rural highlands of Oaxaca Mexico, sweating on a wooden bench among rows of coffee farmers in 100-degree heat. They sat together in silent anticipation, looking down at their hands and feet, awaiting a verdict that would…

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Added by Progreso Network on September 2, 2015 at 8:14am — No Comments

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