California farmers grind their way into the coffee industry
Southern California farmers push their lands to the limit, looking to reimagine the typical cup of coffee. In the mornings, it’s a necessity. That hot kick of coffee beans brewed with boiling water is how many of us start our […]
Leading the Way in Specialty Coffee
Agronomist and farmer Jay Ruskey, co-founder of Frinj Coffee, situated on 42 acres at his family-owned and operated Good Land Organics Farm in Goleta, is trying to make the humble bean into a premium brand worthy of adjectives more associated […]
Coffee Is Growing, Thriving In San Diego’s North County
Coffee is typically grown in tropical regions and was previously considered an unviable crop in the continental United States. But along the state…
California Farmer Harvesting Success with Coffee
For coffee lovers, a good “cup of joe” is hard to beat. And even though the majority of the world’s coffee is grown outside of the United States, a farmer in Southern California has found success in inter-planting his avocados […]
Goleta-based FRINJ is redefining California’s coffee market
Santa Barbara, with its rustic atmosphere and strong sense of community, is the perfect breeding ground for transforming the coffee industry. Locally based FRINJ Coffee is the first to produce a thriving coffee crop in California, proving that the climate […]
Just north of Santa Barbara, where the ocean mist rises above the sloping terrain of the Goleta foothills, a revolution is brewing At 5:45 a.m., Jay Ruskey pulls himself out of bed, stretches, and sets off to make the first […]
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 […]
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