Links for February 25, 2011
Is it possible to grow coffee in Portland? Marrowmag.com has an interesting article about Coava’s Matt Higgins trying to grow coffee in his basement. link
Coffee futures reached their highest price in fourteen years this week. Of course, it could be worse for consumers—cocoa prices are the highest they have been in thirty-two years. link
Brazil’s government is holding onto its coffee stocks, in anticipation of even higher prices to come this year. link
After seeing Starbucks make a deal with Tata to enter the Indian market, Dunkin’ Donuts decided it wants some of the action too. link
Dunkin’ also made a deal this week with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to put its coffee into the K-cups. The question is, should you short Green Mountain’s stock? That’s what Steven Syre, writing in the Boston Globe, tries to figure out. link
If you like Bollywood films and you like coffee, you might like Kudirithe Kappu Coffee. link
The Calgary Herald sees a parallel between the coffee and the chocolate industries. link
Even as worldwide demand for coffee has increased, Kenya’s coffee production has decreased over the last two decades, according to Business Daily Africa. Richard Gitonga, the author, proposes some solutions. link
Growing higher-quality coffee has brought a higher standard of living to coffee farmers in Uganda. link
I just like the picture in this coffee article.
Did you know that you can make oatmeal in your coffee maker? A better question might be, why would you want to?