From beveragedaily.com The coffee sector can look to ‘forgotten’ wild
In the southern corner of Guatemala, outside the tiny mountain town of San Pedro Yepocapa, Elmer Gabriel’s coffee plants ought to be leafed-out and gleaming.
We’ve also been diving into gardening, indoors with houseplants and outdoors with veggies, since we have more time at home to tend to our green roommates. For all these reasons and the $7.99 price tag, we were delighted to learn from @traderjolene that Trader Joe’s is rolling out a coffee plant line as part of their houseplant selection.
The existence of consistent microbes within a certain plant microbiome is strongly indicative of beneficial relationships and a better understanding of coffee microbial partnerships is helpful in determining best management practices and predicting coffee responses to changing conditions.
The warning of a further, potentially catastrophic eruption, also led authorities to urge the thriving tourism industry near the volcano — a popular attraction — to suspend activity as a precaution.