Valley Heart Ranch: Farm Story
Valley Heart Ranch / Santa Barbara, CA
Let's Get Technical Farm: Valley Heart Ranch Farmer/Farm Manager: Kirsten and Darrell Becker Orchard Plant Date: October 2017 Tree Count: 3385 Varietal: Geisha, Pacas, Catuai Rojo, Caturra Rojo Harvest Season: May - September Layout: Full-sun stone terraces First Harvest: April 22, 2020 First Roast: October 28, 2020 Certification: CCOF...
Rodriguez Family Farms: Farm Story
Rodriguez Family Farms / Oceanside, CA
Farm: Rodriguez Family Farms Farm Owners / Managers: Christopher and Sarah Rodriguez Location: Oceanside, California Specifics: interplanted amongst tropical fruit and honey bee colonies Planted: June 2015 Tree count: 1,002 Varietals: Caturra Rojo, Cuicateco, Laurina, Mundo Novo, Pacamara, Pacas, Puerto Rico Harvest season: May - Sept 2019...
Badger & Son: Farm Story
Badger & Son / Rancho Santa Fe
Farms: Two farms in Rancho Santa Fe Farm Manager: Badger & Son Location: Rancho Santa Fe, California Specifics: clay soil tempered by a moderate coastal climate Planted: July 2016 Tree count: 500 Certifications: CCOF Organic (beginning Aug 2020) Varietals: Caturra Rojo, Puerto Rico, Geisha Harvest season: May -...
UC Davis: Coffee Sensory Summit 2020
February 2020 / CBS This Morning
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, now...
Rancho Filoso: Farm Story
Rancho Filoso / Santa Paula, CA
Farm: Rancho Filoso Farm Manager: Gary Baltzer / Lisa Tate Location: Santa Paula, CA Specifics: southwest-facing slope with heavy clay loam soil Planted: August 2016 Tree count: 1250 Varietals: Caturra Rojo, Geisha Harvest season: May - Sept 2019 Tasting notes: red fruit, raisins, spice and medium body ...
The Flower Fields: Farm Story
The Flower Fields / Carlsbad, CA
Farm: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch © Farmer/Farm Manager: Ecke Family / Mellano & Co. Location: Carlsbad, CA Specifics: Sandy loam soil overseeing fields of ranunculus and the Pacific Ocean Planted: July 2014 Tree count: 650 Varietals: Caturra Rojo, Cuicateco, Bourbon, Typica Harvest season: May-Sept 2019...
Quail Haven: Farm Story
Quail Haven / Leucadia, CA
Farm: Quail Haven Farm Owner: Chris and Diane Calkins Farm Manager: Mellano & Co. Location: Encinitas (Leucadia), CA Specifics: full - sun orchard in historically rich soils near the Pacific Planted: March 2014 Tree count: 500 Certifications: CCOF Organic Varietals: Caturra Rojo, Geisha Harvest season: May - Sept 2019...
Mraz Family Farms: Farm Story
Mraz Family Farms / San Diego, CA
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...
Good Land Organics: Farm Story
Good Land Organics / Goleta, CA
Farm: Good Land Organics Farm Owner: Jay Ruskey Farm Manager: Griffin Hall Location: Goleta, CA Varietals: Caturra Amarillo, Caturra Rojo, Catuai Rojo, Cuicateco, Catisic, Geisha, Laurina, Mundo Novo, Pacamara, Pacas, Puerto Rico, Tekisic, Typica Orchard plant date: 2002 Harvest season: May - Sept Orchard blend tasting...