Today I am bringing the CRS Coffeelands Blog to an end.
Other, more influential coffee blogs have already gone dark, and many of the sentiments their authors conveyed in their farewell posts resonate deeply with me: it has been great fun; it has been more work than I expected; the digital echo chamber can be seductive and disorienting; the blog has served its purpose; and mostly, the desire to spend less time writing and more time actually doing stuff.
I will still publish occasional perspectives from the intersection of coffee and international development in specialized publications. And I will continue sending Tweets through the @coffeelands feed. But I will dedicate the time I normally devote to the blog to making the Borderlands coffee project I manage in Colombia and Ecuador really hum.
Thank you for your readership and engagement over the last four years, and your continued commitment to make the coffee trade more sustainable.