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Ask Umbra on coffee November 09, 2005 2:31 PM

Ask UmbraWednesday, 09 Nov 2005

Buzz Alterin'
Umbra on coffee

Drinking coffee. Most mornings, we have pretty much one requirement for coffee around here: let it be hot. But after we wake up a little, we -- like many other green-minded slurpers -- consider other factors. Is it organic, fair-trade, shade-grown? Today, a caffeine fiend from California asks advice maven Umbra Fisk how she can be sure her java meets those standards. As usual, Umbra stirs the pot.

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