Coffee Disease

California-Based The Rogers Family Company Launches Initiative to Combat Coffee Disease Sri Lanka first witnessed the plant-destroying disease, la roya, in 1869. Fungus caused powdery yellow spots to appear on the leaves. Then, the leaves began to brown and drop. The disease spread viciously and unyieldingly, weakening the plants and reducing yields, eventually killing the…

Coffee Trees

Coffee Trees

Getting 1,000,000 New Coffee Trees Planted Ain’t Easy: A Fight Against Nature. The indefatigable Pete Rogers will start his campaign against coffee rust by planting 1 million disease-resistant coffee trees this year on 600 farms in Mexico. The inadequacy of this first salvo is not lost on him. Rogers is the executive who travels the…

Keurig Green Mountain

Keurig Green Mountain

Lawsuits claim Keurig Green Mountain violating antitrust laws Keurig Green Mountain’s plans to introduce a new single-serve brewer that will lock out competitors has triggered a backlash that includes 14 lawsuits filed in the last two months, alleging violations of both federal and state antitrust and anti-competitive laws. The reaction to the Keurig 2.0, which…

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer – Coffee, exercise may decrease the risk – A cup of coffee and a morning workout may significantly reduce your risk of skin cancer, according to a new animal study presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Chicago. The researchers, from Rutgers Ernest Mario School of…