[Homeroast] "Natural" Coffee?

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 11:02:54 CDT 2010

You could just give them dry processed "natural" coffee's instead of washed


On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't think that there's any standards or certifications for "natural" as
> this Chicago Tribune article seems to say:
> http://preview.tinyurl.com/2ee6lts.
> *Organic vs. natural a source of confusion in food labeling
>> Labeling of food a growing source of confusion, critics say
>> July 10, 2009|By Monica Eng | Tribune reporter
>> At first it may seem only right for Dean Foods, the nation's largest
>> organic dairy producer, to roll out a line of yogurts and milk marketed as
>> "natural."
>> But Dean's announcement last week alarmed advocates of organic food, who
>> say the burgeoning market for less expensive "natural" foods reaps billions
>> from consumers while guaranteeing little or nothing in exchange.
>> Certified organic food products are regulated by the U.S. Department of
>> Agriculture and produced by farmers and manufacturers under a strict set of
>> rules. But the agency defines the term "natural" only for meat and poultry.
>> In the rest of the food industry, the meaning is largely up to the producer.
>> *
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:20 AM, michael brown <disracer at msn.com> wrote:
>> I've got a store in town that is interested in carrying my coffee.  They
>> said they are strictly a "natural product" store and asked me if my coffees
>> are all natural...brain fart...."Uh i guess so."  I don't know that i've
>> been asked or heard of "all natural coffees."
>> Am i missing something obvious?  The only thing i could think of is if i
>> were to add flavor oils, then it would no longer be natural?  I feel i can
>> safely say that it's grown "naturally,"  then i roast it.  They didn't ask
>> about organic or fair trade, they specifically said natural.  I've got a
>> meeting with them next week and would like to present myself a little bit
>> smarter than i did today!  A true DUH moment.
>> Thoughts?  Natural vs un-natural coffee?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Michael BB'ham, AL
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