Get your #NationalCoffeeDay fix with Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Get your fix of caffeinated content with these coffee articles from Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, freely available today through the end of the week.


The GoodGuide to “Good” CoffeeScreen Shot 2016-09-29 at 9.55.50 AM
Sarah Lyon
(Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter 2014)

Political empowerment, social justice, and environmental resilience are increasingly upheld alongside flavor and quality as criteria of “good” foods. Consumers today increasingly rely on a variety of twenty-first-century tools, technologies, and labels to determine the “goodness” of food. Lyon’s article explores one of these instruments: GoodGuide, an internet-based tool designed to help consumers with product research, and comparing it to the fairtrade labels that are more familiar to most coffee drinkers.

Peruvian Coffee: A Case Study
Todd Shapera
(Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 2003)

Even as cafes worldwide have been ringing up ever increasing sales of three- and four- dollar lattes, farmers in the Tabaconas Valley and elsewhere, out of sight and out of mind from caffeine-loving consumers, have been facing catastrophe from the coffee price collapse.

Asia’s First Lady of Coffee
Uma Girish
(Vol. 7, No. 4, Fall 2007)

As Asia’s only woman coffee taster and CEO of Coffee Lab, a Bangalore-based consultancy, Sunalini Menon has no time for coffee breaks.