Just how compostable are these coffee bags really?
Will we look back at this moment (or last several decades) in history and reel in disgust at our wasteful, horrendous thirst for take-away containers? Every year we’re reminded how many times our barely recyclable, hardly compostable, and flagrantly non-resuable paper cups can circle our globe, or if stacked, could reach the far reaches of […]
At the end of January, Paris hosted the second Le Carnaval du Cafe (LCDC), an event put together by Collaborative Coffee Source (CCS), a Norway-based coffee importer. It was an ambitious two day event packed full of presentations and cuppings, with Monday devoted to Africa and Tuesday devoted to South and Central America. The list of […]
Daniel Jaffee is a professor of sociology at Portland State University. His book, Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival, originally came out in 2007, and a new, updated edition was released in July of 2014. An ethnography of two indigenous coffee-producing villages in Mexico, it is also a broader study of Fair Trade […]
Walk into East Elevation in Melbourne’s suburb of Brunswick, and you’ll see the usual signs of a hip cafe: exposed brick, glass bottles instead of carafes for serving water, daily offerings scrawled onto a blackboard. But while the cafe formula may be easy to replicate, it’s often hard to perfect, with many places feeling more […]
Gavin Fridell is a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in International Development Studies at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally from Winnipeg, Fridell has written numerous books and articles about international development and trade, focusing on commodities such as bananas, wheat, coffee, and more recently, alcohol. His new book, Coffee, emphasizes the […]
According to the USDA Coffee Report for Arabica green coffee, over 11 billion pounds of coffee were produced worldwide in 2013. Some reports suggest that waste is 2.5 times that, which means that ideas for how to deal with coffee waste, like repurposing it for new products, are incredibly important right now. You can always scrub […]
Once explainable, sustainable is attainable.
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