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Manufacturers Using ‘Fillers’ and cheap beans to lower costs.

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.

Guest Post: Inflation Hits Coffee As Brewers Secretly Swap Robusta

www.zerohedge.com1/6/13

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

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Brewing Coffee the Old Fashioned Way

On our visit to Cavite and the coffee farms there, we witnessed the old fashioned methods of drying, processing, and roasting of the green coffee beans.

In this video we watch as the freshly ground coffee is brewed over a charcoal fire.

Good To The Last Drop!

Old Fashioned Brewing of Fresh Roasted Green Coffee Beans in Cavite, Philippines from Charles W. Rolfe on Vimeo.

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Grinding Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans The Old Fashioned Way

While visiting the coffee farms in Cavite, we watched as the ripe coffee cherries were dried, processed and roasted.

Now, in this video, we watch the freshly roaster coffee beans being ground.

Interesting to note that the coffee grinding tools are actually made from the wood of a coffee tree.

Old Fashioned Grinding of Fresh Roasted Green Coffee Beans in Cavite, Philippines from Charles W. Rolfe on Vimeo.

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