In my recent book, “The Best Cup Of Coffee In The World”, I dedicated a few pages to the naughty trend of coffee manufacturers finding ways to cheat the consumer or trick them into paying inflated prices for inferior products.
Below is an article on that subject.
Pay attention to what you are buying… has the weight of the package changed? Does the product taste different? Is there a change in the label to indicate a new formulation? Any unidentified ‘fillers’ or substitutes or additives?
These folks are very tricky and clever when it comes to making changes that add pennies to their pockets.
My advice?! Buy green coffee beans from a reliable supplier and roast and grind them yourself.
Research out of agricultural bank Rabobank confirms that demand for Arabica beans among coffee buyers “has fallen 27% year-to-date, while Robusta [demand] is 25% higher.” This seems to confirm a widespread alteration …