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a cup of research

September 21, 2011

i love research. with a history degree and a masters that focused on ethnographic research, i really didn’t have a chance. i love reading and finding answers but i specifically love using research to find out more about people. about what drives them, what their circumstances are and where they want to be in the future. this is much more difficult than taking statistics and finding results. its not cut and dried, you get involved emotionally and it takes time. therefore its often not the most lucrative. but important and interesting and therefore necessary it is indeed.  i am very interested in what GCQRI is doing but I hope they turn their research lens to the coffee farmer himself and not just on statistics and what’s in the ground around him.


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  1. September 26, 2011 1:28 pm

    I don’t think that will happen anytime soon. There are several socially-minded organizations that do focus on the farmer himself, and very few that focus on the ever-growing environmental challenges effecting the future of specialty coffee as we know it. The GCQRI was organized to do just that: to find answers to questions, and solutions to problems that are being faced world wide in the agriculture of Coffea Arabica.

    • September 26, 2011 2:22 pm

      thank you for your response, i appreciate your clarification. thanks for joining the conversation!

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