Should scotch drinkers worry about the sustinabilty of peat? Are coffee prices going up? All of these questions and more will be answered in this week’s edition of Read Up On It.
- First things first. Coffee. There is a type of fungus called roya, or rust that is affecting coffee plants throughout Central America. The CBC takes a gander down south to see what is happening, and how this could affect your daily cup of joe.
- Next, sticking to libations, Slate asks if peat- as in the stuff that makes scotch so distinct – is a renewable ressource
- The Chronicle Herald discusses the launch of the popular – and hard to get – Benjamin Bridge’s Nova 7. And this time, there’s enough for everyone.
- Speaking of booze, I have a fondness for Pimm’s, but one can only drink so many Pimm’s Cups. Serious Eats gives a few tips on cocktails with the lovely liquor.
- Spring in Atlantic Canada is often heralded by a few select plants. Chives, for example. But we musn’t forget the first “fruit” of spring, rhubarb. Saveur looks into the history and uses of the plant, which is one of the few vegetables used in sweet pies.