Planet Doppio - The Coffee Metablog

September 15, 2018

Coffee and Conservation

The new Rainforest Alliance shade requirements

A new standard for Rainforest Alliance certification has been issued. Here, the changes to the "shade" criteria are explained.

by JulieCraves at September 15, 2018 01:43 PM

Rainforest Alliance impacts report, Part 2

Studies in the Rainforest Alliance impacts reports hint at why some criteria in the proposed standard may be weaker.

by JulieCraves at September 15, 2018 01:43 PM

Rainforest Alliance impacts report, Part 1

The Rainforest Alliance impacts report says 82% of coffee farms comply with current shade requirements. Yet they have said that most farms do not fully implement these requirements, and that's why they proposed weakening this requirement. What's going on?

by JulieCraves at September 15, 2018 01:43 PM

September 13, 2018

Pure Coffee Blog

Trenton Coffee House and Records




Subject: Trenton Coffee House
Location: Trenton, NJ
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 5+ [see key]

Having passed through Trenton many times, I have often yearned for a well-placed coffee shop to afford me a cafe worthy of braking. Finally at some point in the past year or so, Trenton Coffee House and Records opened their doors on Cass Street and my longing finally came to an end.
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by Bill (noreply@blogger.com) at September 13, 2018 05:20 PM

September 12, 2018

Coffee and Conservation

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ to merge

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ (Certified), two major certifiers of coffee and other products, are merging.

by JulieCraves at September 12, 2018 03:20 PM

Resources for new readers

Resources for Michigan Blue Magazine readers and American Birding Association members on the birds and coffee connection.

by JulieCraves at September 12, 2018 02:54 PM

September 10, 2018

Coffee and Conservation

Sips

I’ve been keeping up with many important developments in the world of sustainable coffee. Here are the ones you should be reading: Regarding coffee certifications: An open letter to UTZ […]

by JulieCraves at September 10, 2018 08:41 PM