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Leaf Rust Threatens Coffee Supplies
04-17-2013, 06:22 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It looks like a rust disease has wiped out 70% of South America's coffee plants. Coffee plants take three years to mature, so expect your cup of coffee to increase substantially, perhaps not within a year, but definitely within two to four years.

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http://www.biofortified.org/2013/04/savi...t-disease/

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04-17-2013, 06:25 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Also, a lack of monsoon rains in Kalasa, India, may affect coffee and tea supplies. wtf2.gif

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/3259...offee.html

And heavey metals problems in cocoa supplies, Africa.

http://business.myjoyonline.com/pages/ne...104550.php
04-17-2013, 06:29 PM #3
MichaelAlanKeith Member
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Just don't pump up the pirce of Acai, Pom and Red wine please!
04-17-2013, 06:32 PM #4
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Bad news for espresso heads like me. coffeetime.gif

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04-17-2013, 06:38 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I'm going to stock up on coffee beans (on sale) and freeze them.

http://www.specialty-coffee-advisor.com/...orage.html
04-17-2013, 06:58 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh great! Right when the coffee prices have come down from sky high prices for a couple of years. vic.gif I'd rather cut my consumption than the quality.
04-17-2013, 07:05 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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What do you mean Octo, that you won't be stocking up and freezing because freezing may affect the quality?

Damn, look at Brazil's coffee bean exports...thems a lot of beans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cou...production
04-17-2013, 07:15 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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My freezer is not that big. tissueguy.gif

I'm not sure if freezing affects the quality though, it shouldn't.


04-17-2013, 07:18 PM #9
MichaelAlanKeith Member
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Freezing coffee beans is a big no-no. Same with anything that has moisture inside.

If you must, vacuum pack it first and only keep it that way for a short period.

Long term freezing really hurts the quality.

Better to vacuum seal it and keep in a dry, dark place well above the freezing point.
04-17-2013, 07:20 PM #10
j browsing Member
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freezing sounds like a good idea gonna try thatthumbsup.gif

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04-17-2013, 07:24 PM #11
MichaelAlanKeith Member
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(04-17-2013, 07:20 PM)j browsing Wrote:  freezing sounds like a good idea gonna try thatthumbsup.gif


It's a terrible idea. When do you ever see frozen coffee beans at the store?
04-17-2013, 07:25 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Well, I'm assuming the store bought beans in bags are vacuum packed already...not sure though. I know the ground coffee is definitely vacuum packed. Hmmmm, will have to look into this. I don't have vacuum packing equipment, so it's freezing for me, or just storing ground coffee in it's vacuum packed bags.
04-17-2013, 07:28 PM #13
j browsing Member
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i can try the vacumm sealer..i have one

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04-17-2013, 07:30 PM #14
MichaelAlanKeith Member
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Beans store better than grounds. But none of it will keep for long enough to make a market play.

Just buy what you will use and maybe get a one of those coffee cans with the wiper edge lids that keeps the air out.

A vacuum bag sealer is a must for serious coffee addicts.
04-17-2013, 07:30 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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I checked the bag of coffee we're using right now and it has about a one year shelf life. I think storing in a dark cupboard will work just fine.



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