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    sheep dung

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Has anybody came across any in their green beans....?

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18456434%255E2703,00.html

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    Re: sheep dung

    Cant say that I have Joe, but if Im ever in Ireland Ill keep my eyes, and nose, open! ;D

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    Another law - the Adulteration Of Coffee Act 1718 - made it illegal to debase coffee for profit. Among the substances used by unscrupulous traders to pad out the sacks of coffee was ground-up sheep dung. As coffee went out of fashion, a similar law was introduced covering tea - the Adulteration of Tea Act 1776.
    Might go someway to explain the taste of supermarket coffee.

    :)

    ...and yet another reason to roast your own coffee... sheep raisins would be fairly obvious in green beans.

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    Re: sheep dung

    Geez,

    The mind boggles :-?,

    Mal.

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    Re: sheep dung

    Ye olde Irish baristas must have tried to pull the wool over their customers eyes with that number.

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    Re: sheep dung

    Beware also of Vanilla flavoured coffee:

    http://tinyurl.com/nxcot

    - Rob

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    Re: sheep dung

    Once again, if the coffee tastes like crap --- you no longer have to wonder why.

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    Re: sheep dung

    More interesting reading here http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/worldregional/australasia/219599

    Or the usual word of mouth :-)




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