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|Foodie post #3. Jeremiah's Pick Coffee. Posted on 09/29/2002.
Piedmont Grocery features Jeremiah's Pick coffee. They offered free tastings at the customer appreciation day, and it was quite good. I bought a pound, and it's been holding up, as good as anything from Peet's, and about the same price, maybe a little less. They only sell through online and in fancy-pants grocery stores. Definitely worth trying!
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You might want to consider buying and endorsing 'free-trade' coffees, which Peets and others now carry. Recently NPR has done a few pieces on the crisis in the coffee trades for the growers of coffee. It's reached a level where now many growers are barely sustained and in fact are starving or unable to have basic needs met. I wrote a blurb on this in my blog last week.
OXFAM story: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/campaigncoffee/art3385.html
Posted by Will Johnston @ 09/30/2002 09:37 AM PST [link to this comment]
Talking with some small coffee distributor at a party once, he asserted that you'll always get better coffee from the small guys because they can afford to not buy shipments, whereas the larger folks (ie: Starbucks on up to Maxwell House) were dealing in quantities such that they couldn't reject a shipment. Which might explain why small coffee brands (and small produce farmers and so on) can do better product. Or maybe it was just hype. And, of course, this says nothing about roasting ability, but my guess is that at some point that becomes a science.
And I agree with the fair trade coffee consideration.
Posted by Dan Lyke @ 09/30/2002 05:21 PM PST [link to this comment]
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