i only drink zapatista coffee.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
What saves my budget a bit is Costco's whole bean coffee that is organic, shade-grown and/or fair trade at around $4-5 per pound. That's a pretty amazing price for organic, whole bean coffee.
tel jetson wrote:
I've seen Zapatista coffee here in Seattle. probably a better deal for the farmers, but it still contributes to an extractive economy. personally, I wouldn't go patting myself on the back for buying something that has to be shipped from the other side of the world. but that's just me. I do generally like what the Zapatistas are about, though, and supporting them probably isn't all bad.
so, I'll just enter the variables into the Karma calculator, and... looks like you roughly break even on this one. the calculator is imprecise, though, so don't stake your next incarnation on it.
Most coffee makers do not get the water hot enough to make a decent cup of coffee.
I get bulk coffee from Winco in Twin Falls, ID
Most of the good stuff in coffee are volatile oils . These are destroyed by heating
The longer coffee stays in contact with water the better... A drip brewer can be turned off for 10-15 minutes 1/3 of the way through a pot and then restarted .
John Polk wrote:
I think that for many of us addicts, part of the experience is the ritual involved.