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Cafe Solar Awarded Scientific Funding
October 6, 2021
National Science Foundation (NSF) to Fund Multi-Disciplinary Research of the “Yoro Model” behind Cafe Solar®-- processing with renewable energy solar dryer technology and forest restoring method of coffee cultivation ...
April 22, 2021
The Coffee Barometer Report points to the major problems in coffee right now: Greenwashing and Exploitation ...
Podcast: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures
April 22, 2021
An uncensored and unscripted coffee talk about the global coffee supply chain, “sustainable” coffee, consumer empowerment, and actions that can help lower the coffee carbon footprint today ...
Why are Many Coffee Farmers Abandoning their Crops?
April 9, 2021
Coffee growers are forced to leave their coffee farms en masse due to low coffee market prices and instability …
Yoro Biological Corridor – Report
December 15, 2020
The following Yoro Biological Corridor Meeting Report marks a significant point in the Corridor's development, as there is a recognized crisis (45% of protected Honduran Forest Parks have been deforested been deforested in the last 10 years) ...
Ode to Michael Sivetz; World Coffee Expert and Great American Whistleblower
November 13, 2020
Coffee lovers can learn a lot from Michael Sivetz, an American coffee guru who literally ‘spilled the beans’ on the corporate coffee industry not long ago ...
The Life of a Coffee Farmer in Honduras
September 23, 2020
Our job as coffee merchants is to tell the story of the grower, and this brief account of the life of a coffee farmer in Honduras is straight from the source ...
The 3 Keys to the Best Tasting Coffee: Nature Version!
August 21, 2020
The 3 Keys to the Best Tasting Coffee is one of our most foundational pieces of coffee education since it defines what it takes to make the best possible cups ...
Solar Dried Coffee Q-Grade
July 10, 2020
The q-grading of coffee is a process that consumers don’t typically get access to, and Cafe Solar is not your average coffee; it's the first solar dried coffee! It's also a supply of green coffee that’s built to mitigate climate change ...
Wake Up! Better Coffee is Here
June 29, 2020
Better coffee is here addressing better taste and climate change mitigation. This green coffee is the product of a first-of-its-kind restorative program. Restorative Coffee is green coffee that is produced sustainably and is restoring forests in growing regions ...
Podcast: Coffee and Birds
June 5, 2020
In this podcast Fabiola Rodriguez, doctoral student from Tulane University, talks about coffee growing and migratory birds in the context of her areas of study: ornithology, ecology, and conservation. She also compares types of coffee farms and how they affect bird habitat ...
Wok Roasting Coffee by the Stream
May 11, 2020
Roasting your own coffee is not just an enjoyable part of the overall coffee experience, it allows you to drink the freshest cups available anywhere, anytime ...
Coffee Flowers for Mother’s (Earth) Day
May 10, 2020
Beautiful, jasmine-scented coffee flowers in celebration of Mother's (Earth) Day. Good, green coffee thrives naturally in biodiverse forests ...
Earth Day Good News: Carbon Offsetting Coffee is Affordable
April 22, 2020
The carbon calculations to produce coffee are done, and consumers can afford to offset the production of coffee's carbon footprint. It equals less than $0.02 per cup! ...
Slow Coffee & Slow Food (Korean-Style)
March 2, 2020
"Korean food is regarded as a genuine slow food". This is how Chef SungSook Han opened the evening with a little food for thought ...
2020 Vision: Official Publication of Sustainable Coffee Price
February 5, 2020
There’s no debating or denying it, 2020 will be a decisive decade. Our world offers an abundance of information, but our ecological time clock is running out ...
Call-Out for Climate March Signs
November 28, 2019
The next Global Climate March is tomorrow, and we’re teaming up with Extinction Rebellion Toronto to collect your signs in order to showcase them and give new life to the messages ...
Greta Thunberg: A Profile
September 19, 2019
Greta Thunberg, 16, is perhaps the most prominent voice in the climate and environment crisis movement today. She started the Fridays for Future school-strike in 2018 ...
Climate Change Coffee Campaign Launch
September 6, 2019
In true spirit of environmental campaigning we spent Saturday August 24th, with our friends at the Patagonia store in Toronto collecting names and support for our upcoming Climate Change Coffee program ...
CBC Radio Interview w/ Merchants’ CEO
July 4, 2019
Merchants' CEO and co-founder talks about our company values, solar-powered coffee program, and the science of coffee freshness ...
Environment Stories Setting the Tone for 2019
December 21, 2018
At first it might appear all negative, but people all over the world are actively working on solutions and there is still time ...
The “Ace” of Coffee Brewers
December 8, 2018
For over a decade, we've been developing and using this simple setup to brew our signature rich and sweet-tasting black cups of coffee ...
Welcome to Restoration Cafe + Funding for Cafe Solar®
October 6, 2018
Today marks a special day in our history as we announced the official name of our cafe, along with our partners; the Mesoamerican Development Institute, who announced some exciting plans for the expansion of our flagship coffee program ...
Officially (Soft) Launching Our Cafe
September 29, 2018
Today is considered “International Coffee Day”, but don’t worry if you weren’t aware because no one seems to know its real origin ...
Exciting Merchants Cafe News
September 5, 2018
We have two very exciting announcements to make: #1 We’re naming our cafe! #2 Our Mesoamerican partners are coming to visit us this month with news from Honduras! ...
Today We Say Thanks to USA Today
February 8, 2018
Today we're thanking USA Today because they published a story about us and one of the 3 Keys to Great Tasting Coffee (freshness of the roast) in their travel section this week ...
Our Holiday Wish? Sell 44,000lbs of Cafe Solar as Quickly as Possible
December 22, 2017
Around here, we're calling it a Christmas miracle! As of today, the new Cafe Solar harvest is here in our shop, and we couldn't be more excited to bring this supremely sustainable Honduran coffee to market ...
Merchants’ 3 Keys to The Best Tasting Coffee
October 17, 2017
There are three critical keys to making the best tasting coffee, regardless of what coffee camp you belong to. As with fine wine, the quality of the coffee begins with the quality of the fruit ...
Today, We Rebuild
August 19, 2017
Our website was hacked and so, out of necessity, we're rebuilding it. Starting here. They say that necessity is the mother of invention and it's a concept we're all too familiar with ...