As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Coffee prices have spiked this year because of drought in Brazil and a disease that’s crippling coffee production in parts of Central America. Coffee traders says prices could rise to $3 a pound.
Despite reports to the contrary, the global quinoa boom has not put the superfood out of reach for the people in Bolivia and Peru who grow it — though it has raised prices. And these farmers want consumers to know that overall, the world’s love affair with quinoa is raising their standard of living.