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Postby Witness » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:56 am

Bloomberg wrote:Coffee Waste Is Now Fetching a 480% Premium Over Coffee Itself

Prices for dried husks are outstripping those for beans.


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Re: Coffee

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:51 am

That's . . . interesting.

I am reminded of how whole grain bread or whole grain rice became more in demand than white bread or white rice (sometimes). That part which they used to throw away, is now considered valuable again.

I bet you in the olden days people would have thought you were mad to pay more for a loaf of whole wheat bread than a loaf of white bread. But in Japan at least, that's how it is. At the supermarket where I shop, whole wheat bread costs more than white. I think white bread is still more popular with Japanese though. Most of the sliced bread on the shelf is white, with several competing brands, while there is only a small area for whole wheat or other kinds of bread, and it costs more. So it could just be economies of scale and competition.
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Re: Coffee

Postby shemp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:58 am

Some people will drink any fucking shit if it's trendy.
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Re: Coffee

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:22 pm

I'm some people. I thought cascara was a laxative but wiki tells me cascara bark is a different plant. Cascara tea is apparently a thing in Other America. I see on Amazon I can buy 12 oz for $20. Nope. But if see some in a trendy gas station convenience store, I'll try it.

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