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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 …
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.
During our visit to Cavite and the coffee farms, we watch how the fresh coffee cherries are dried in the sun on a concrete slab, and then we witnessed the old fashioned method of processing to extract the green coffee bean.
In this video, we watch the green coffee beans being roasted the old fashioned way… in a pan over a hot fire. You can almost smell that sweet aroma that filled the air as we roasted the beans.