California’s Golden Brew: Mapping California’s Coffee Growers and the New Cash Crops

SUMMARY OF PROJECT: “Golden State Brew” is multi-layered, interdisciplinary project seeking to weave complex narratives—agricultural, ecological, cultural, and historical—that have collided in what may be the state’s next agricultural gold rush: sustainable coffee growing. Coffee is a relatively new addition to Southern California’s agricultural landscape and an emerging enterprise. In the last decade, though, approximately twenty-five…