Could California craft a name for itself with coffee?
Jay Ruskey farms coffee plants that he breeds for the California climate and soil conditions. Of all the crops California is known for, premium coffee has not been on that list. The perennial plant that commonly grows high in the […]
On the Frinj: A Chat with Jay Ruskey About California-Grown Coffee
A mere few decades ago, specialty coffee was considered something of a fringe market. Yet as its market share has grown, so too have specialty coffee’s own fringes, especially at the very highest end. Despite the ongoing price crisis and […]
Care for Coffee?
In every region farmers are finding ways to pivot from producing the same commodities that have always been produced on their land. New farmers are also finding new ways to get started that includes trying different crops. In southern California […]
FRINJ Coffee Expands Regenerative Agriculture Research
FRINJ Coffee, a Santa Barbara, California-based coffee breeder and luxury coffee producer, is working with the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and White Buffalo Land Trust for research efforts into how to incorporate regenerative agriculture farming practices in coffee crops. They hope […]
US Coffee Grower Looks to Regenerative Crops
Frinj Coffee, the Southern California operation that proved quality coffee could be grown on the US mainland, is entering into land-use partnerships to investigate whether the coffee plant can be a regenerative crop. Frinj, which sprouted from Jay Ruskey’s Good […]
Can Coffee Grow to be Next Cash Crop in California?
Without a doubt, coffee is one of the most consumed beverages on the planet. Estimates indicate well more than 2 billion cups are downed every day. The plants that provide coffee beans typically thrive in the tropical climates of Guatemala, […]
Jason Mraz Is Growing Coffee on a Farm in Oceanside
We spoke to the musician about all the whys — why food, why farming, why Oceanside, why coffee? The middle of nowhere is the best nowhere to be. After all the development in San Diego over the decades, it’s hard […]
Sustainable Coffee Farming, Right Here in California
Good Land Organics and Frinj Coffee on growing for the future Last year, Blue Bottle was proud to introduce our first coffee grown in our home state. Nurtured and produced on Good Land Organics, the SoCal paradise founded by Jay […]
Taking in the California Coffee Experience with Frinj and Bird Rock
Last week, some 40 guests at the Bird Rock Coffee roastery in San Diego were among the first people in the world to witness the “California Coffee Experience,” presented by Santa Barbara-based Frinj Coffee. The goal was to introduce the […]
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