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Starbucks to start growing coffee in China
DavidG
The Green Mermaid is vertically intergrating. Here's the story (lots more on google news):

http://www.cnn.co...starbucks/

With all the available coffee just south in Vietnam (including increasing Arabica), makes you wonder what's afoot. Most likely Yunnan coffee will be grown, processed, roasted, sold and drunk in China. I wonder if any will be hawked alsewhere? Stateside?

I'd love to get some greens just to see what growing and processing tolerances *$ finds acceptable.

FWIW,

DavidG
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seedlings
May as well grow some in Washington state.

CHAD
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Urban Emperor
There is more to coffee than just mass production.

The beans I use have a whole story behind them. The plantations handed down through the family over generations etc.

It just wouldn't be the same. IMHO

but maybe that just me.

Nige
 
Dan
I'm quite sure Starbucks can come up with a nice story about their beans to sell their coffee.
 
Unta

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Urban Emperor wrote:
There is more to coffee than just mass production.

The beans I use have a whole story behind them. The plantations handed down through the family over generations etc.

It just wouldn't be the same. IMHO

but maybe that just me.

Nige

This is how many feel around here I think.
Sean Harrington
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coffeeroastersclub

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Dan wrote:
I'm quite sure Starbucks can come up with a nice story about their beans to sell their coffee.


Yeah, how they were gently picked and handled by the tender hands of children (24/7/365 with a brief 1/2 hour rest each day). :|

Len
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
 
tortillatree

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DavidG wrote:
Most likely Yunnan coffee will be grown, processed, roasted, sold and drunk in China. I wonder if any will be hawked alsewhere? Stateside?

I'd love to get some greens just to see what growing and processing tolerances *$ finds acceptable.

FWIW,

DavidG


i've had it, and it's not as bad as you would think, but its certainly nothing special. a missionary there decided to import some to texas. i've got his business card around here somewhere if you want to get in touch with him.
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