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Roasting With Solar Power

I had a total blast getting to know and hanging out with the crew from Single Origin Roasters out of Sydney, Australia, when we were in Melbourne for the World Barista Championship in May. They’re a lively, fun-loving, quality-focused group—their coffee is bitchen, too! Emma Cohen of Single Origin emailed me the … Read more →

Make this your most Sustainable Summer yet.

Sustainable Summertime Rolls

Editor’s note: Erin Meister, a frequent contributing writer to Barista Magazine as well as our publication’s trusted Copy Editor, is a regional representative for Counter Culture Coffee’s (CCC) Counter Intelligence education program, and is based in New York. Meister—as she is referred to by the many who know and love her in … Read more →

Rust Wreaks Havoc

The science journal, Nature, takes a look at the explosion of coffee rust, or roya, in Central America. The longterm damage will be devastating. From the story: The latest outbreak may halve the 2013–14 harvest in the worst affected areas of the nation. This outbreak is “the worst we’ve seen … Read more →

We Heart the Green Cafe Network

There’s a new nonprofit darling on the coffee industry scene, and we think they’re pretty great. Actually, they’re not that new: the Green Cafe Network has been around for a while, but they’re really gaining momentum, and we at Barista Magazine are excited to support them. Check out their list … Read more →

Berry Borer Death Match

Exciting news out of Kenya, a predator of the voracious and devastating coffee berry borer has just recently been discovered. Scientists are hopeful that the newly discovered insect can help control outbreaks of the borer, which can destroy whole fields of coffee plants. The predator is from the family Thysanoptera … Read more →

Hurricane Hits Nicaragua

Hurricane Ida barreled into eastern Nicaragua today just north of Bluefields. The storm’s trajectory is expected to carry it north through Honduras before possibly returning to the sea where it may regain strength before heading further north toward Mexico. Multiple homes, businesses and farms are reported destroyed in Nicaragua and … Read more →

Bee Bounce Back?

In the June/July issue, we reported on a new program sponsored by Monin called Syrup to Bees where out-of-date syrup is being used as honey bee food to help support colonies struggling with Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). CCD has affected bee colonies around the world and apiarists (people who raise … Read more →