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Month: August 2021

August 12, 2021

Rancho Delfino

Above sandy coastal bluff and earthy taupe hues stands Rancho Delfino. An exquisite place where the Ocean’s omnipresent beauty weaves together family, flora, and fauna. “Delfino” derives from the Italian namesake for the majestic and wise Dolphin, a name which […]

August 12, 2021

Valley Heart Ranch: Farm Story

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Valley Heart Ranch is owned and operated by Kirsten & Darrell Becker and carries a long legacy of farming in Santa Barbara, California. Agriculture operations at the ranch began in the 1920’s with […]

August 12, 2021

Rodriguez Family Farms: Farm Story

Christopher and Sarah are raising their 7 children on their family-owned and run farm, Rodriguez Family Farms. The farm is located in the South Morro Hills area of Oceanside, California and is layered with various crops, including coffee, guava, passion […]

August 11, 2021

Badger & Son: Farm Story

Raymond Badger moved to Rancho Santa Fe in 1923 to manage the budding town’s 8,000 acres of virgin farmland. The many clay soils of the Ranch were a challenge he took head-on. After some experimentation, orange trees took over the […]

August 10, 2021

UC Davis: Coffee Sensory Summit 2020

 UC Davis Coffee Center hosted its annual Coffee Sensory Summit this past weekend. Three years ago, Dr. Juan Medrano and Dr. Allen Van Deynze became the first geneticists to create a reference genome for Coffea arabica. Dr. Juan Medrano, […]

August 09, 2021

Rancho Filoso: Farm Story

Rancho Filoso (Spanish translation for Sharp Ranch) inherits its name from the pioneering Sharp family who have been farming in Ventura County since 1882. This ranch has been cultivated for the last three generations by women farmers and fosters an […]

August 08, 2021

The Flower Fields: Farm Story

The Flower Fields is a product of horticultural craftsmanship, a legacy to three longstanding flower families, a cultural emblem of Carlsbad, and an artistic display of nature. The location, rising nearly 300 feet from the southern California coastline, has been […]

August 07, 2021

Quail Haven: Farm Story

Last season, Quail Haven was the first San Diego commercial coffee farm – ever – to be harvested. It was a historic moment and the result was one to be savored. Cupping notes showed wonderfully tropical red fruit aromas layered […]

August 06, 2021

Mraz Family Farms: Farm Story

ORIGIN STORY Back in 1999, I started my music career singing in coffee shops. And although I’ve graduated to much larger venues all over the world, I still find familiar comfort in neighborhood coffee shops when I’m lucky enough to […]