Making Coffee with Lucia Solis

#34: Robusta, Tropical Fruits and Mechanical Drying. Visiting India w/ Pranoy of Kerehaklu. 

May 05, 2021 Lucia Season 2 Episode 34
Making Coffee with Lucia Solis
#34: Robusta, Tropical Fruits and Mechanical Drying. Visiting India w/ Pranoy of Kerehaklu. 
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Making Coffee with Lucia Solis
#34: Robusta, Tropical Fruits and Mechanical Drying. Visiting India w/ Pranoy of Kerehaklu. 
May 05, 2021 Season 2 Episode 34
Lucia

Today's episode is another in a series hearing from coffee producers from all parts of the world. 

I think one of the common traps we can get into is thinking and talking about "The" coffee farmer. Or "The Average Coffee Farmer." As if coffee farmers are a monolith. The average doesn’t exist. The people who grow and produce coffee are a very diverse group who do it for different reasons in very different conditions.

It’s our nature, that when we learn something new, to compare it to what we already know, we learn by grouping and recognizing patterns and assigning categories. We take large amounts of information and shrink it, and distill it until it’s a small enough unit that we can attach a label. 

My hope with these episodes is to take a microscope to the group, get to know the individuals, how they think and what they think about.

Today we get to visit India through the eyes of Pranoy, a 5th generation coffee grower. His family got into the business in 1953 where they have grown different produce in biodiverse, multi-cropped conditions.

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Cover Art by: Nick Hafner
Intro song: Elijah Bisbee

Mentioned in the Episode:

Pranoy's Instagram
Kerehaklu Website

ECRE Podcast

Show Notes

Today's episode is another in a series hearing from coffee producers from all parts of the world. 

I think one of the common traps we can get into is thinking and talking about "The" coffee farmer. Or "The Average Coffee Farmer." As if coffee farmers are a monolith. The average doesn’t exist. The people who grow and produce coffee are a very diverse group who do it for different reasons in very different conditions.

It’s our nature, that when we learn something new, to compare it to what we already know, we learn by grouping and recognizing patterns and assigning categories. We take large amounts of information and shrink it, and distill it until it’s a small enough unit that we can attach a label. 

My hope with these episodes is to take a microscope to the group, get to know the individuals, how they think and what they think about.

Today we get to visit India through the eyes of Pranoy, a 5th generation coffee grower. His family got into the business in 1953 where they have grown different produce in biodiverse, multi-cropped conditions.

Support the show on Patreon and get access to research papers.

Sign up for the newsletter for behind the scenes pictures.

Cover Art by: Nick Hafner
Intro song: Elijah Bisbee

Mentioned in the Episode:

Pranoy's Instagram
Kerehaklu Website

ECRE Podcast