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Come to HMNS After Dark for a Sweet Surprise!
March 24, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

You may use artificial sweeteners in your tea or coffee, maybe even sprinkle some on your food, but there’s nothing quite like the miracle fruit to make sour foods more palatable. Just gnaw on one of these berries for a minute, let the juice coat your tongue, and for up to an hour, everything from […]

The Blue Morpho Blend, Part II: The coffee grind of hulling, roasting & cupping
January 16, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

In Part I, we talked about the Cockrell Butterfly Center’s Little Coffee Tree That Could, and how we grow, harvest, and dry coffee beans. But even after all this work, the beans are still not ready to consume. So let’s talk about how we get the dried (parchment) coffee to a state that can be enjoyed […]

The Blue Morpho Blend, Part I: Growing coffee in the Butterfly Center
January 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

When we think of coffee, we normally assume that the best quality coffee comes from Java, Colombia, Ethiopia, or Kona. But maybe it’s time to add Houston to the list! This year at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Cockrell Butterfly Center, we were fortunate to have a large enough crop on our coffee tree […]

Butterfly Center Fruit Salad
January 19, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The tropical habitat that our butterflies call home is a great place to learn about some cool and useful rainforest plants. I must have been hungry today because all of the plants that came to mind were those with edible fruits! Here are some examples of fruit trees you can find in the Butterfly Center.  […]



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