While my current research project is more focused on the impact of cafés on communities and urban spaces, it would be very difficult to discuss current trends in cafés without mentioning the drive to know more about where coffee comes from – both from people working in the industry, and from consumers.
A new project, Coffee Origins, is trying to map coffee growers from around the world, and already there are plenty of entries.
Partnered with the the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, and the African Fine Coffee Association the project is seeking to map as many coffee farms across the world as possible. You can add information about any coffee farm anywhere in the world to the map. It will be great to see how this develops.