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Environmental/human ethics of common brands

I currently try to purchase fair trade coffee, since it at least comes with a policy of attempting to be...well...fair to the producers. However, just because a coffee is not fair trade doesn't mean ...
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What makes Brazilian coffee unique compared to coffee from other countries?

Can you tell me what makes Brazilian coffee unique?
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Is it possible to grow plants in used coffee ground so that they get coffee flavor?

Is it possible to grow any kind of fruit or vegetable in coffee ground (instead of normal soil) so that they get coffee flavor? If yes, which fruit or vegetable works best and what do I have to ...
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What are the guidelines for 'specialty' coffees?

As I work in growing coffee, many people talk about the markets for different coffees. While I focus on the sustainability of my coffee, many people have told me that you really want your coffee to ...
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Back to before the beans, My Caffeine Farm

I am new when it comes to designer coffee, but I am very good with plants and can grow almost anything. I would like to know if there is something I can do to the soil or plant to boost the caffeine ...
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What happens to Colombian beans that do not make Supremo or Extra?

I'm learning about Colombian coffee and its national grading standards of Supremo (highest) and Extra (second highest). Does anyone know what percentage of all beans produced falls into those two ...
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Microplanting my own coffee

I live in Czech Republic. Quite far away from coffee belt. If I wanted to plant, harvest, process and roast my own coffee, would I be able to actually do it? I have my own garden Obtaining coffe ...
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What is the appropriate climate for a coffee plant?

In the tropics I know that coffee requires some elevation, but increasingly coffee is being grown in the subtropics. What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for growing coffee?
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How does the altitude at which beans are grown affect the final roast?

In what way does the altitude at which coffee beans are grown affect the flavor of the final roast? I often see coffees labeled with marketing materials such as "contains only beans grown above x ...
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How to grow coffee at home?

I am a heavy coffee user and I want to know what's in my coffee and therefore I'd like to grow coffee in my home. Is it possible to grow coffee in an apartment?