Coffee Links and Resources
About the Cafe Femenino Project
“Know Your Stuff!” Youtube video about shade grown coffee
Appalachian Human Power/ Athens’ Own bike-powered Coffee ginder”
The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center Coffee Certification Program
Silverbridge Coffee, our friends and roasting partners
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Another good set of sources. Excellent video on the differences between traditional (shade grown) and technified coffee growing. For anyone who wants a high quality, sustainable product, shade grown seems the obvious choice.
The link to the SMBC website looks like it has changed. Perhaps this one offers similar information:
The bike-powered coffee grinder design has potential to benefit rural communities in the U.S. and poorer communities of developing countries. It’s cost would need to be lowered, which could be done by scavenging/upcycling parts; this would likely be a necessity for communities without access to powertools or hardware stores to obtain/manufacture the design themselves. This project reminded me of the movie, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”. The film is based on the true story of William Kamkwamba, a Malawian boy who built a windmill entirely from upcycled parts to save his village from drought and famine.