Dean Cycon  @  ChelseaGreen

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Will Coffee Be a Casualty of Climate Change?

April 5th, 2011 by Dean Cycon

For several years government officials and scientists have argued whether global warming was a man-made or a natural phenomenon. They have wrestled over droughts, air circulation patterns, icecaps and a thousand other indicators of whether global warming was "likely" or "directly" our fault. In spite of the strong belief in [...]

Is Convict Labor Socially Responsible?

February 13th, 2009 by Dean Cycon

A while ago, Starbucks got caught using convict (prison) labor to pack its gift boxes. This was through a contract packager known to most of us in the coffee world.  At this point I don't know if they are still doing it, as it is incredibly difficult to get a straight answer out of most [...]