Trader Joe’s Makes It Easier for Everyone to Grow Their Own Coffee

It seems no matter how much of it we buy, we need to restock our supply of coffee far too often. Trader Joe’s might have just come up with the perfect solution to make it easier than ever for people to grow their own.

Grow Your Own

People can’t get enough of their cup o’ Joe in the mornings, and we don’t blame them. Coffee is delicious, and big business, and we find ourselves running out to the store to grab more all of the time. Trader Joe’s is looking to help people with this problem by stocking our favorite beverage, but in plant form. The grocery store has brought coffee plants to its New Jersey stores, and it seems like a smart move. Now people can take pride in the java they drink by growing their own.

Caring for Your Plant

Coffee plants have been around for years, unsurprisingly, and there is a lot of useful information available to first-time plant parents. They are native to the tropical regions of both Africa and Asia, and even if you don’t get any beans, they are still pretty to look at. The plants are small from Trader Joe’s, and will likely only yield a few beans at a time.

You won’t be farming coffee beans, but you will still be able to add a few to your daily grind if you look after your coffee plant. There are plenty of tips available online for caring about your plant, but here’s one for free. Whenever this plant needs some water, it will droop but perk back up again after being watered, just like people do with coffee.

If you love coffee and plants, this is your opportunity to combine your two favorite things. Trader Joe’s is reportedly selling these plants for as little as $8 each, so be sure to keep an eye out next time you swing by.

High on the Hog Celebrates Influence of Black Culture on American Food

American food has evolved over the years, and much of it has to do with the vast range of cultures that have influenced it. One of the latest Netflix shows is called High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, and it’s all about how Black culture has greatly influenced American food over the years. It’s set to debut on May 26th.

Stephen Satterfield from the new docu-series 'High on the Hog' on Netflix.

High on the Hog: A New Docu-series

The new docu-series has the same name as food historian Dr. Jessica B. Harris’ books. It’s considered to be a mix of a travelogue and a culinary show. Hosted by the founder of Whetstone, which is a magazine and media company, Stephen Satterfield, the docu-series will share stories of food along with the culture behind it.

Over the four episodes, Satterfield will go on a culinary journey with chefs, activists, historians, as they celebrate the artistry, resourcefulness, and courage of the African American people.

Unlike Other Docu-Series

Most food and travel shows tend to skip over the issues that pertain to class disparity, racism, labor, and more. However, these issues are what lead to what people eat and why. High on the Hog is one that is committed to telling the complete story of the deep-rooted history of slavery in America and how it has impacted the American food that is very well-loved and appreciated today.

A scene from 'High on the Hog'

High on the Hog is a docu-series that offers a history lesson right from one of America’s finest historians. That historian is also a well-respected food journalist who is devoted to untangling the topics when it comes to soul food, West African stews, barbecue, and also fine dining meals.

Directed by Roger Ross Williams, an Academy Award winner, the docu-series highlights the resilience of Black America, its enduring creativity, as well as contribution to America’s kitchen.