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As the New Year settles in I thought it might be worthwhile revisiting some interesting coffees recently reviewed outside the framework of our monthly review articles. All but one were reviewed in either December 2012 or January 2013, and all reflect in one way or another ongoing trends at the top end of the specialty coffee business. Kenya Endures Or more than endures; continues producing striking coffees despite what seems like continuous negative news. Kenya producers complain bitterly about prices; production for Kenya as a whole keeps plunging; every year more valuable coffee land is lost to urban encroachment. In response well-meaning coffee authorities introduce a new hybrid variety and fiddle with market arrangements, undermining (with best intentions) what appear to be the very foundational reasons for Kenya’s reputation for fine coffee: superb, well-naturalized c...

Full article: http://www.coffeereview.com/article.cfm?ID=204

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