[Homeroast] "Natural" Coffee?

Phil Palmintere phil.palmintere at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 11:55:09 CDT 2010


Tell them only dry process is "natural" as wet process involves the
dangerous chemical dihydrogen monoxide.  :-)

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> bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Ryan M. Ward
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] "Natural" Coffee?
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> I do not believe "natural" has a legal definition like "organic" does.
> As I recall, it is mainly a marketing term and asserts that the
> majority of your ingredients are unrefined or something like that. Its
> really kind of bogus as I understand it.
> 
> Personally, given what they are asking, I would assume that as it
> applies to you they want to know that you aren't adding anything to the
> beans at roast time like artificial vanilla nastiness, and that they
> are not treated with chemicals (IE: if offering decaf, I would avoid
> solvent processed beans, go with Swiss water or possibly CO2 if they
> are ok with that.)
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> > From: disracer at msn.com
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> > Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:20:54 -0500
> > Subject: [Homeroast] "Natural" Coffee?
> >
> >
> > 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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