28 Jan '13, 7pm

Monday Must-Read: CRS Coffeelands Covers Colombia’s Castillo Campaign @coffeelands

The Castillo cultivar has been the subject of considerable discussion and no small amount of controversy in the marketplace in recent years. At the risk of oversimplification, the debate has been framed by two positions: that of representatives of Colombia’s Federación Nacional de Cafeteros , who insist that Castillo will thrive in the specialty market because its cup quality equal to that of the country’s traditional varieties, and that of quality-obsessed specialty roasters who insist it won’t because it isn’t. What we rarely hear in the debate are the voices of farmers who depend on coffee for their livelihoods and face the decision about what variety of coffee to plant on their farms in the context of a coffee leaf rust epidemic . So we asked some smallholder coffee farmers in Nariño to tell us what they think. As part of the baseline survey for our Borderlands coffee ...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/crs-coffeelands-covers-colombias-casti...

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