01 Jan '12, 10am

The Worst of Coffee in 2011

Lists are great. There should be more lists. Here’s one with a negative tone: 1. The silent dishonesty of working in coffee. It is hard (and not very smart) to be publicly critical of friends, clients, business partners etc. There is certainly a void in the world of progressive coffee for criticism. It is all over the wine world for example. Bad vintages happen all the time. Bad coffee crops, or below expectation coffee crops are never publicly acknowledged (not to mention poor roasts or brews). It is not an infrequent occurrence for a coffee to arrive at a roastery past its best, or for it to quickly diminish and remain in circulation for some time. It would be of benefit to the coffee industry for a one or (preferably) more independent, authoritative, honest critics to emerge. That way, great coffee which is still in the minority is recognised and is not lost in the sea ...

Full article: http://theotherblackstuff.ie/thoughts/the-worst-of-coffee...

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