The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9/12

A new outbreak of dreaded hoof-and-mouth disease in Great Britain. (Guardian)

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This is the Morning Brew, I'm drinking coffee as I write it, and here's a story about coffee.


An in-depth look at direct trade, the growing movement of relatively small coffee roasters buying beans directly from farmers. The result can be incredibly complex -- and expensive -- coffee. (New York Times)

Do you like sustainable living? Do you like dumpster diving? Are you not so picky about where your food has been? Maybe you should become a freegan. At the very least, you'll save some money. (Los Angeles Times)

On the other end of the food-lifestyle spectrum: Meet the robot chef. If only it did the dishes, too. (Crave)

-Ian Froeb

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