Los Meses Flacos: Seasonal Hunger in the Coffeelands

  Today is World Food Day, and we would like to take this opportunity to talk about coffee-related food scarcity. Coffee is harvested at various times throughout the year, depending on where it is grown. The harvest period in any region lasts a few months (in some countries, like Colombia and Kenya, there are two harvests a year: the main harvest, during which the best coffees that … [Read more...]

Summertime Hunger in New Mexico

New Mexico has the nation's highest rate of child hunger: 30.6% of New Mexico's children live in food-insecure households, which means they don't have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food (source). During the school year, many of these children eat free or low-cost school lunches.  During the summer, however, they are left especially vulnerable. In coffee growing countries, the name for … [Read more...]