Entries by Taylor Garcia

Fixing The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch In the North Pacific Ocean there are over 79,000 metric tons of floating debris. Humans have created this immense patch of trash which mainly consists of plastic. In addition to the huge amount of debris, scientists are concerned about the ability of the plastic to break down properly. In this […]

Guatemalan Coffee Farms and Cultivation

Guatemalan Coffee Farms Guatemala holds the title of 9th largest exporter of coffee in the world. Combined, Guatemalan coffee farms make up 2.7% of the world coffee market. Diverse regions throughout this small country contain varied soil, rainfall, humidity, altitude, and temperature. The result, seven distinct types of Arabica coffee. Coffee Production in Guatemala Traditionally, […]

Coffee Processing 101 From Cherry to Your Morning Cup

Green Bean Coffee Processing 101 Many factors influence coffee from the cherry to your morning cup. The green bean coffee processing method chosen is one of the most influential factors. This process takes the coffee cherry and turns it into dried green coffee beans. Traditionally, two methods of processing were used; washed or natural. Recently, […]

Plastic Straws: Coffee’s #1 Pollutant

Plastic Straws: Coffee’s #1 Pollutant Chances are that you’ve in some way or another stumbled upon a chilling viral video of a Costa Rican sea turtle getting a 10cm plastic straw pulled out of its nostril. The emergence of the video sparked a stronger movement of activism to ban all single-use plastic products worldwide. Though […]

Coffee Cultivators of Papua New Guinea

Coffee Cultivators Papua New Guinea is a popular coffee cultivator in the specialty coffee world. Coffee from Papua New Guinea, PNG, as roasters refer to it, have a bright and delicate acidity. PNG’s typically have a less earthy profile than other Southwest Asian Archipelago coffees such as Sumatra and Sulawesi. The country predominately uses wet […]