[Homeroast] "Natural" Coffee?

michael brown disracer at msn.com
Fri Jul 23 11:22:17 CDT 2010

Great points.  Thank you!

> From: lynnebiz at gmail.com
> Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:08:33 -0400
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] "Natural" Coffee?
> No, Michael, *you* don't need to appear smarter - *they* do. (sorry for the
> sarcasm)
> They* might *mean organic - but then again, I wonder, since they are in the
> business,
> why they wouldn't say so in the first place? Kopi Luwak is natural - maybe
> they want
> that. (no insult to weasel-poop coffee lovers...and hey, if you can make a
> buck, I say
> go for it...)
> What you could do is tell them that your supplier, Tom, knows about every
> farm that
> produces the green coffee that you buy. There are some that are under the
> strict "organic"
> guidelines, and others that are following organic principles, but haven't
> reached what will
> pass as "organic" by the guidelines. (read about that on one of the blurbs
> on SM's, but I
> have no idea which coffee it was). I'd especially add that no non-natural
> substance is added
> to prolong the shelf life of the coffee (that's why it will go stale after
> awhile, yadda yadda
> yadda).
> The term 'natural' is such a PR ploy, IMHNSO. As a writer, terms like this
> are something
> that can drive me nuts. Arsenic is natural, but I really don't want it in my
> food or any other
> products that touch my body, lol.
> Lynne
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 11:20 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."
> >
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