Archive for January, 2011

African Intensity: Yirgacheffe, Sidama and Environs

African Intensity: Yirgacheffe, Sidama and Environs

When we taste our way into the world of southern Ethiopia wet-processed coffees — the most famous names are Yirgacheffe and Sidamo or Sidama — we enter a special and different sensory world than the one to which most North American coffee drinkers are accustomed. These coffees, produced largely from heirloom varieties of Arabica that […]

By January 5, 2011 |Reviews Tasting Report
Old Farmers, Migration, and the Decline of Agriculture as We Know It

Old Farmers, Migration, and the Decline of Agriculture as We Know It

No one is talking about what happens at home as young men increasingly migrate to urban and cross-border jobs – and it’s not just in Mexico. Census studies in many countries indicate that there is an increasing proportion of people over 50 in rural areas. In fact one study suggests that the average age of […]

By January 3, 2011 Read Article