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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Why does commercial coffee taste and smell bad??

Coffee tip: Why does most store bought big company coffee taste and smell bad and have light colored pieces mixed in? Commercial coffee is a mix of Arabica and Robusta coffee. Arabica is good, sweet coffee, but is prone to disease and costs more. Robustu is disease resistant and cheap and can be harvested by machine - it also roasts to a lighter color. The big corporate skinflints add it to increase their profits. Then they outgas the roasted coffee so they can eliminate the 2 cent one way valve that keeps oxygen out (in other words, they make the coffee stale so it won't get any more stale!) By the way, 10 or more years ago, when coffee came in 16 ounce cans, even the commercial coffee smelled and looked good, and even tasted OK (despite being stale.) So now you know... The rest of the story! (Drink only fresh roasted coffee...)