Specialty coffee farming grows in Southern California

For many people working from home for the past year during the pandemic, coffee is a must-have commodity—and more have been treating themselves to specialty craft coffee grown in Southern California.

Santa Barbara County coffee farmer Jay Ruskey of Good Land Organics has become known as the pioneer of the craft coffee movement, and has grown California coffee production to include 70 farmers with more than 85,000 coffee trees in Santa Barbara, San Diego, Ventura and Riverside counties.

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