Almico wrote:...coffee is a dirty, unsanitary product. Once it is processed and put in a dirty burlap sack it cannot be washed. You see images of growers walking on the drying coffee with bare feet. It is not washed after this either, heck, it even has chunks for concrete, stones and metal particles in it. It's then put in a dirty shipping container, loaded onto a dirty ship where it lays in wait in a dirty, dusty warehouse.
Love it! Should be the SCAA slogan.
Nosy neighbors ruin neighborhoods. One of my neighbors plays jazz brass and now (unfortunately)plays with windows closed because of a neighbor. Another (an author) organizes street parties for the kids. Her upstairs neighbor hates the fact kids come around so he throws toilet paper on her trees.
I am sure they hate the fact I roast... but they probably can't tell where it is coming from...
Sad fact is that noisy neighbors are forcing us to eat dishonest, processed foods sold by mega corps. In the end Gilroy smells like garlic not because of the garlic fields - but because of the ConAgra plant. So the small 2kg roaster has to go but the mega Corp with its lawyers stays...
(Lest someone thinks I have something against ConAgra - no; I think both should stay. That inspectors feel empowered because small business owners staked their life saving on a business is clear and can easily become food for abuse. Especially if the businsss owner isn't a smooth talker.).
Scraping away (slowly) at the tyranny of biases and dogma.