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Sticky

Like so many others, Jamaican culture has always revolved around the hearth – the warm embrace of home and care and nurturing and family. The hearth is the first thing tended in the morning and the last thing rested in the evening. It is where we find sustenance, where we find community and where we celebrate. It has been a long year for all of us. It’s been a year of stress, trepidation, fear, and for some of us sadness and separation. The capital ‘H’ hearth – the one we all know and remember in our minds be it aRead More →

Coffee Growing in the Hurricane

Tonight I am thinking about the devastation and loss of lives and livelihoods wreaked by the recent hurricane across Central America. As a member of Jamaica’s Chapter, JAWIC, of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) I see the faces of friends and coffee sisters and hope and pray that they, their families and communities are not too badly hit. In Jamaica, farmers across the island have lost crops to flooding. In the mountains, those coffee farmers who were reaping lost most of it to rains that battered the cherry to the earth. It has been a hard year, Severe Drought,Read More →