[Homeroast] identifying green beans

j3r j at j3r.org
Wed Jan 4 19:16:23 CST 2012

On 01/04/2012 08:07 PM, Dave wrote:
> If you post a picture, someone can probably tell you if it's coffee.
> Does that help?
> Dave
> Some days...
> It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps

hehe I realize it is kind of a dumb question, but I am a newbie and 
thought maybe there was some way.

So, how prevalent is counterfeiting in coffee? Seems to me just about 
any bean could be passed off as something better than it actually is. Is 
expert cupping the only reliable way of telling? Are there genetics or 
lab tests available?


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