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Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua
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Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua

The Tico Times - November 30, 2014

Read the first story in this two-part series on how farmers are reducing the environmental impact of their coffee in Nicaragua here. YALI, Nicaragua — Fatima Blandon knew…

Nicaraguan coffee farmers seek creative solutions to drought, climate change
Business
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Nicaraguan coffee farmers seek creative solutions to drought, climate change

The Tico Times - November 26, 2014

MATAGALPA, Nicaragua – Coffee drinkers in the United States reach for a warm cup of joe when the crisp autumn wind blows in November, but meanwhile, farmers in Nicaragua…

Climate change is making coffee a risky bet for Central America
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Climate change is making coffee a risky bet for Central America

The Tico Times - November 14, 2014

Growing coffee — a reliable staple in Central America — has become increasingly risky in recent years as climate change has caused evermore extreme weather. But farmers who take…

Tico musician ‘Tapado’ Vargas debuts song, video co-written with pop superstar Alanis Morissette
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Tico musician ‘Tapado’ Vargas debuts song, video co-written with pop superstar Alanis Morissette

L. Arias - November 11, 2014

Pop icon Alanis Morissette teamed up with Costa Rican percussionist and Latin Grammy winner Carlos ‘Tapado" Vargas to release over the weekend the song “The Morning,” along with an accompanying video…

Genetically modified coffee could be just around the corner
Coffee
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Coffee
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Genetically modified coffee could be just around the corner

Rachel Feltman | The Washington Post - September 7, 2014

A consortium of scientists announced Thursday in Science that they've sequenced the coffee genome for the first time. By determining all of the genes that make up…

Despite drought, Central American coffee harvest is looking up
Business
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Business
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Despite drought, Central American coffee harvest is looking up

The Tico Times - September 4, 2014

Central American coffee farmers have struggled with a ravenous fungus, drought and low prices for the last several years. However, it looks like the 2014/2015 harvest might start…

Brazil coffee output set for worst slump since 1965
Business
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Business
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Brazil coffee output set for worst slump since 1965

Marvin G. Perez and Morgane Lapeyre | Bloomberg - August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — A prolonged drought in Brazil has already claimed about half of José Francisco Pereira's coffee crop. Next year could be even worse as the…

Instant Coffee: Why Does half the world prefer it?
Business
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Business
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Instant Coffee: Why Does half the world prefer it?

Roberto A. Ferdman | The Washington Post - July 15, 2014

North Americans' taste in coffee might be getting more high-end – with a growing fixation on perfectly roasted beans, pricier caffeinated concoctions, and artisan coffee brewers – but it…

Costa Rica expects 7 percent higher yields in next coffee harvest
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Costa Rica expects 7 percent higher yields in next coffee harvest

L. Arias - June 17, 2014

The Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFÉ) on Tuesday said current estimates indicate the 2014-2015 coffee harvest will be better than the previous season, due mostly to the…

Coffee futures rise to 25-month high on global deficit forecast
Business
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Business
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Coffee futures rise to 25-month high on global deficit forecast

Marvin G. Perez | Bloomberg - April 10, 2014

NEW YORK – Coffee futures rose to a 25-month high as concerns mounted that the global market will swing to a deficit after a drought in the…

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