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That Guys BBQ in Bay City delivered some delicious BBQ to the folks at McLaren Hospital.Courtesy Photo, used with permission. By Amy Sherman | asherma2@mlive.com Spreading just a bit of holiday cheer to our frontline health care workers, our Feeding the Frontlines initiative will share some welcome meals thanks to help from our generous sponsors. As Covid cases continue to rise across the state, once again we’ve paired with some of our Michigan’s Best family of restaurants, along with these amazing community sponsors to provide a welcome food hug for our frontline health care workers on Monday December 14. Our...

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Coffee is one of the most traded agricultural exports in the entire world. It supports an utterly enormous industry. In 2018, global coffee exports alone were worth $30.9 billion, according to the OEC. It supports the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world, and is a hugely important driver of economic growth.  However, just like any industry, it is not without its challenges. Among the difficulties that coffee production faces are low prices, climate change, pests and disease, lack of access to labor, and more.  To learn more about these challenges and how we can address them,...

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Is there any better way to wake up in the morning than to the aroma of a perfect cup of coffee with the backdrop of your favorite song? Throughout history, music and coffee have fueled the work of the people and inspired our dreams, our passions and our hopes for a brighter future. For the past decade, May Erlewine has been a musical ambassador for Higher Grounds Trading Co. From Chiapas, Mexico to Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia, May has traveled to coffee origins with Higher Grounds to engage in a number of transnational collaborations including Guitars for Chiapas, Chiapas Water Projects, and Run...

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Article By Marvin G Perez, Manisha Jha, and Fabiana Batista. In a work-from-home world, hitting the local cafe for a daily caffeine fix has become a ritual of the now-forgotten past. And no matter how much kitchen brewing consumers take up, that just can’t seem to make up for the demand blow. Global coffee consumption is set to fall this year for the first time since 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. That’s even with a huge surge in bean buying at the grocery store amid pantry loading. Shutdowns for cafes and restaurants -- which typically account for about...

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