Vague generalisms like “coffee connects people” or “coffee shops are a third space that builds community” are tired clichés. … More
“When I was twelve my family had come here [to Cedral] to pick coffee on a man’s farm. I dreamed—we came up here to pick coffee, and I could hear the cows and the calves and everything, because there used to be more dairies. And I dreamed of one day coming back, to be able to hear the cows, to come back here to live. I wanted to live here. I prayed to God that I could live here!
Juan’s World: A 5 part mini series on the inner workings of Colombian coffee Part 1: A Sombrero, a Poncho, … More
I’m spending a year talking to coffee farmers in Latin America on a fixed budget generated by teaching summer school … More
When coffee speaks, it says, “hold on a second; I have to go take out the trash.” Ingenuity is sustainable, … More