[Homeroast] identifying green beans

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 5 00:43:49 CST 2012


Happy New Year, Roasters! There was a fellow in Northern California who sold a lot of coffee he had re-labeled as Kona.  If I understand correctly, he was charged with a felony, found guilty, and given a prison sentence. Happy Roasting, robert yoder
 > Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:16:23 -0500
> From: j at j3r.org
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] identifying green beans
> 
> 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?
> 
> Jeremy
> 
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