Javatrekker's Journal

Bird-friendly vs. Shade-grown

Is Dean's Beans for the Birds or What??

You bet your beak we are! But as with every labeling approach in the crazy coffee world the issues are complex and the attempts to deal with them range from super serious to supercilious. Some programs have meaning for farmers and the birds, and some just feathe... Read More

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Dean Loves Babies! (Baby Coffee Trees, that is)

The Best Birthday Ever: Part II

How One Small Community Fights Climate Change The last three years were the hottest on record worldwide. Climate change is real and it is here. I see the terrible impacts on families and the earth every time I visit the coffee lands. Her... Read More

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Libros para Ninos

The Best Birthday Ever Part I

Last week we launched a new program with our coop partner Prodecoop in Nicaragua aimed at encouraging children to read and providing them with quality books and the opportunity to do so. It was one of the most profound experiences in all my years doing people-ce... Read More

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