I had a light bulb moment this week…

I had a light bulb moment this week…

While I’ve long been ecologically-minded, I’m the first to admit that such mindfulness hasn’t always translated into action. I recycle… largely ’cause my community makes it so darn easy. I choose Energy Star rated appliances. I’m...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!

And in honor of the occasion, mark well The Essential Hamlet — His heart tied in torturous loops, Hamlet fears he hears someone that snoops What ho! It’s a rat! Take this! And take that! Oh! Sorry, Polonius (oops). King C., full of regal concern Sends...
Green Up Your Coffee Cup

Green Up Your Coffee Cup

It’s Earth Day… In the face of the now very real threat of global climate change, this year’s recognition of Earth Day carries with it a certain sense of urgency. It’s time to change some habits. Permanently. The good news? Greening up your...

How Many Labels are Too Many Labels?

Organic, Fair Trade, Direct Trade, Shade Grown, Bird Friendly, C.A.F.E., Whole Trade, Rainforest Alliance… When Sam Fromartz’ article — Is This the End of Organic Coffee — first appeared in Salon it generated quite a lot of reader responses,...

Organic Coffee in Peril: More Perspectives

Food First: Institute for Food and Developmental Policy — So, hard-strapped campesino coffee coops that have spent nearly two decades making the organic certification system work, are now to be the sacrificial lambs for the industrial organic industry. By...

Yes, You Should Be Alarmed About Organic Coffee

More and more coffee people are expressing concern over the recent USDA ruling to tighten controls on certification of organic coffee. Among them, the highly respected folk over at Counter Culture Coffee. CC’s Kim Elena notes that: This decision has implications...
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