[Homeroast] GCQRI ???
theotherjo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 10:55:19 CDT 2010
That Kenya coffee break , for you and us who really care, sounds like the
ultimate irony. Seems it deserves a few words from a speaker like you. If I
had a clue and was going to be there with you I would have ground my coffee
and brewed it there as a demonstration.
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <
sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:
> The first presenter was Dr Vincent Petiard who worked in plant science for
> Nestle for 25 years, arguing for focused research in quality at the level of
> plant material.
> He outlined Nescafes quality research program, amazing in it's breadth, to
> trace quality from plant genome through the final result, the cup. Nestle
> can actually get enough genetic material from a final roasted product on the
> shelf to determined what cultivar the coffee came from, and they can track
> each container shipment coming in this way, if they want to.
> The funniest thing is the break right after his speech had "Kenya" coffee
> in a big thermal container, and it tasted like typical watery institutional
> coffee. I wanted to ask him if we can check it is really Kenya! Practical
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