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Topic: Another Candidate for Bad Coffee of the Year (2 msgs / 41 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
I went to the farmer's market this morning. The sister and BIL of one of 
Ron's co-workers recently started a coffee business and have a booth 
there. Oh ick. They bought into some scheme where they buy beans 
produced *and roasted* in Papua New Guinea, import them, and then 
repackage them for resale under their own name.
The business was slow to get started because the shipment (remember we 
are talking pre-roasted beans) got held up in customs for three months. 
There hasn't been an issue with us not buying beans from them, because 
they know I home roast. But now that they have a stand at the market, I 
felt like I had to buy a cup of coffee from them.
Oh my. I have no idea if it was the old beans or the way they brewed the 
shtuff, but this coffee was really terrible. One flat weak cup. Once I 
was out of sight, I threw it away.
I had to wonder how it tastes to people brewing Folgers in their Mr 
Coffee drip machines.
Vicki

2) From: Ed Needham
Iccckkkk...on so many levels.


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