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Mariano Perez Cura sews shut a sack of processed organic coffee harvested from small farms in Chiapas, Mexico. The coffee will be exported to the U.S., Europe or Japan.

More organic coffee is grown in Chiapas, a southern Mexico state, perhaps than anywhere else in the world. But an industry that provides a living to many small farmers in the region is suffering from the spread of rust fungus, which interferes with coffee bean growth. Read more»

George Clooney in South Sudan in October 2010.

Nespresso frontman George Clooney calls the company's plan to develop coffee plantations in South Sudan a "game-changing move." Read more»

An outbreak of coffee leaf rust is threatening the coffee crop – and the livelihood of the farmers who produce it – in Central America. Read more»

Ready for another cup of coffee? Coffee is on our agenda with Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine. Also, a preview of the summer air travel season with Richard Gruntzel, CFO of the Tucson Airport Authority. Plus, Dr. Robert Hendricks, Buckmaster education contributor, on a cheating scandal that is rocking the education world. Read more»

A study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Md., has found that coffee drinkers live longer than people who avoid coffee. Read more» 1

Peru's new government under President Ollanta Humala is drawing up a broader, more sophisticated strategy that accepts that simply wiping out coca by force will not succeed. Read more»

Over the past two years, the crop of Ataulfo mangoes (the gold-colored variety sold as “champagne” mangoes in the United States) has fallen 60 percent.

A combination of heavy rains and extreme temperatures caused the mango flowers to bud too early. That, in turn, produced small seedless mangoes that are essentially worthless. Read more»

Coffee was responsible for 10.6 percent of burst brain aneurysms, according to a study published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association.

Coffee, sex, blowing your nose and getting angry can all raise your risk of a type of hemorrhagic stroke by causing blood vessels to burst, say researchers in the Netherlands. Read more»

Coffee prices have topped $3 a pound for the first time in more than 34 years. A drop in supplies of high-grade arabica coffee beans and a growing taste for upmarket coffee among the middle classes of China, Brazil, Indonesia and India are blamed for the sharp rise. Read more»

Yomi and Yuki both liked Miki. Miki liked coffee. It wasn't that complicated. Read more»

Starbucks is testing a new 31-ounce "trenta" size for cold drinks. Reminding us that just because something CAN be done, doesn't mean it SHOULD be done. Read more»

Trenta is 30 in Italian, but if you think you'll never need to know that you could be wrong. Starbucks is testing 31-ounce iced coffee and teas in Phoenix and they're called, you guessed it, Trenta. Read more»