Making Coffee with Lucia Solis

#26: Do Coffee Trees Talk? How Underground Fungi Affect Coffee Quality

October 20, 2020 Lucia Season 2 Episode 26
Making Coffee with Lucia Solis
#26: Do Coffee Trees Talk? How Underground Fungi Affect Coffee Quality
Show Notes

What is left behind when coffee moves to new locations. What is the trade off for innovation?  This episode looks at what else we potentially leave behind when we introduce new plant material to non-native locations.

The inspiration for this episode was a beautiful book by Peter Wohlleben called The Hidden Life of Trees. In it, Peter talks about native forests vs planted forests and the differences we (humans) are able to perceive.

One of the example trees in Peter's book are oak trees. This was an interesting cross over for me because oak is very important for winemaking. Most of red wine is aged in oak barrels and many Chardonnay's too.

This episode is filled with wine information on barrels, tastings and stories of my time in the wine industry.

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Cover Art by: Nick Hafner
Into song: Elijah Bisbee

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Video: How A Barrel Is Made

Video: Dr. Susan Simard Ted Talk