The Process of Processing: A Primer on Coffee Processing 

 “What kind of detergent do they use in the fully washed process?” This was one of responses from some of my favorite—and snarky—baristas when we were discussing washed coffee. Obviously, they were kidding, but if you’ve never spent time at a coffee mill, which the majority of us coffee drinkers haven’t, then the world of … More The Process of Processing: A Primer on Coffee Processing 

21. Calculating Water Benefits On Coffee Farms

Below is a post recently posted on the CRS Coffeelands Blog that I authored to describe the new watershed management tool they have been working to build. Knowledge-based Coffee Watershed Management We know a lot about sustainable agricultural practices, and the specialty coffee industry has been a pioneer in incentivizing farmers to adapt good practices. … More 21. Calculating Water Benefits On Coffee Farms

15. Thoughts on Symposium 2015: Coffee & Water (Part 1)

There are several ideas that have stuck with me through the last couple years. One of them was presented to me by a dinosaur hand puppet with lipstick and a purple hat. I was watching an early 90’s training video on the water cycle and this dinosaur was explaining water in prehistoric times and said, … More 15. Thoughts on Symposium 2015: Coffee & Water (Part 1)

8. Preliminary Thoughts on Wet-mill Water Use at Origin

It’s been awhile. Turns out graduate school is just a little bit harder than undergrad. Honestly though, I thought my undergrad engineering homework was impossible. There is a faint light at the end of the tunnel and that is my thesis (fingers crossed). Aside from coffee leaf rust, the industry’s other major environmental concern is … More 8. Preliminary Thoughts on Wet-mill Water Use at Origin

6. ALS Challenge and Water Consumption

Though I have yet to complete the ALS Ice Bucket challenge (video is forthcoming), I will complete it with a sound conscience as a M.S. student in environmental engineer studying hydrology and here’s why (warning: math ahead). Last night it rained heavily in Cincinnati. Approximately 1.5 inches of rain fell during the extremely loud thunderstorm: … More 6. ALS Challenge and Water Consumption