Tag: Coffee - Page 7

  • The Future of the Global Food System

    February 19, 12:46 PM by Collin Dunn in Green Food

    Photo credit: Green Map System Wired has an interesting dispatch from the AAAS Annual Meeting on the future of the global food system. The annual meeting, that took place last weekend in Boston, featured a speech by Per Pinstrup-Andersen, a professor of

  • Ugandan Coffee Farmers Worried About Climate Change

    February 11, 5:59 PM by Eliza Barclay in Green Food

    Photo credit: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change In their worldwide search for the best beans, coffee retailers like Starbucks have recently discovered the fine Arabica coffee varieties grown in Uganda and other east African

  • TH Forums Highlights: Solar's Popularity, Green Advertising + More

    January 28, 7:15 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    1) Forums user deepcsuf has a burning question for the Forums: "We all know each technology has its pros and cons. What are your impression of solar power? Is anyone on this forum generating their energy from a solar power system? If not, what would push

  • We Can't Make This Stuff Up Dept.: One Cup or Two Sugar Mug

    November 27, 3:43 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    Offering an interesting new take on the "disposable" coffee cup, designer Anna Bullus' mugs are made from 100% sugar. Not only do they slowly melt away when hot coffee or tea is poured in one, but you don't have to add whatever sweet stuff you might

  • Juan Valdez Goes Organic

    November 23, 11:16 AM by Eliza Barclay in Green Food

    Juan Valdez, the iconic Colombian coffee grower who is a brand for the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, has been recast as slimmer, more youthful and eco-conscious. Hoping to cash in on the booming market for specialty coffees,

  • Beauty Lab: Cup O' Joe

    November 18, 3:15 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Style

    1. Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Pucker up for your daily java fix with this extra-creamy balm made from organic cocoa butter, organic extra-virgin olive oil, and golden yellow beeswax, as well as extracts of organic dark roasted Arabica coffee beans,

  • Waste Not, Want Not: Ceramic Beverage Warmer

    November 13, 3:26 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    How's this for a smart idea to better harvest what you're already using: if you've got an old-school radiator, skip the goofy USB mug warmer and let your heating do double duty. "Natural Wave" is ceramic plate that fits tidily over your radiator,

  • Ceramic or Paper Cups?

    November 13, 5:38 AM by Bonnie Alter in Clean Technology

    Ceramic or paper cups? Deciding which is the greenest and most environmentally friendly should be a no-brainer. Intuititively we go for the ceramic. But an article by the that intrepid green goddess Lucy Siegle, causes one to pause. She quotes an

  • The Virtue of Humility: Why Coke's Ethical Store Failed

    November 9, 7:36 AM by Jerry Stifelman, Guest Writer in Corporate Responsibility

    The news that Coke's prototype store for its "Far Coast" ethical coffee chain concept is set to close comes as no surprise to those of us in the circle of good-for-the-world branding and marketing. But that doesn't mean we rooted for it to

  • Far Coast is Toast

    November 2, 9:55 AM by Lloyd Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    A year ago we posted about Coca-Cola opening a prototype store in Toronto for a new coffee chain concept, complete with bamboo floors, a fair trade coffee, cups with recycled content, biodegradable utensils and bamboo stir

  • Citizen Bean: Organic, Fair-Trade Coffee-of-the-Month Club

    October 15, 1:20 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Green Food

    Keep yourself or the coffee snob/caffeine enthusiast in your life rolling in gourmet java beans with Citizen Bean, an online subscription coffee-roaster-of the-month club that offers the "best sustainable and complex roasts" from small-batch specialty

  • Rwanda's Coffee Bike Project

    October 12, 8:26 AM by Eliza Barclay in Bikes

    Rwanda's small coffee farmers have a dilemma. In order to get the coffee cherry from the farm to the processing plant or washing station, growers must rent trucks to transport the cherries while they're still fresh. Animal transport is out of the

  • Fair Trade Coffee In Bloom

    October 2, 9:01 AM by Lloyd Alter in Green Food

    Fair Trade coffee is everywhere now; according to the New York Times, Sam's Club, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonalds and yes, Starbucks. . Not everyone approves; some say that fair trade coffee is as exploitive as the

  • Forest-Smart Buying Can Lower Your Carbon Footprint

    September 24, 2:56 PM by Union of in Natural Sciences

    Tropical deforestation is responsible for about 20 percent of total annual global warming emissions, making it second only to fossil fuels in terms of climate impact. Forests play a major role in regulating global temperatures by absorbing heat-trapping

  • Quote of the Day: Laure Waridel on the Coffee Crisis

    September 21, 3:03 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Green Food

    Photo credit: csaba_bajko The current world prices for coffee—set in New York and London—have fallen to their lowest ever level in real terms. As I write these lines, middlemen are paying peasants in Mexico around 44 cents for a kilogram of coffee that

  • Survey: Paper or Porcelain?

    September 21, 9:10 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    As we noted recently, a cup of joe has a big ecological footprint,whether it is the the type of coffee, the cup you drink it from, even the stir stick. Then of course there is the garbage generated and the exhaust fumes at the drive-through window.

  • Brewing Up Change at Your Coffee Chain

    September 20, 4:20 PM by Lloyd Alter in Green Food

    This summer, while walking down Highway 35 into Minden, Ontario, I paced out the distance between pieces of garbage in the ditch beside the road; it averaged about 12 feet. Fully half of the garbage was from Tim Horton's, Canada's hugely dominant coffee

  • Tully's Switches Over to Compostable Coffee Cups

    September 19, 4:51 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Green Food

    With its use of International Paper's Ecotainer Hot Cup, which is lined with a bioplastic made from corn, rather than a

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