Yes, you read that correctly. Sometimes I drink bad coffee on purpose. I admit it. Kind of strange to talk about this on a blog whose stated purpose is “Stopping Bad Coffee.” But it’s the truth. And I don’t mean the kind of “bad” like when your proportions got off so your pour-over is a little watery and you’re not sure whether to dump it out and start over. I’m talking bought-at-Wal-Mart for $1.96/lb., ground in April 2017, vacuum sealed in a cardboard cylinder… Yeah, that kind of bad coffee. I willingly choose to put that in my body.
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) just announced that the U.S. has decided to withdraw from the agreement settled back in 2007. The agreement was aimed at helping producing and consuming countries by promoting a sustainable expansion of the coffee market. The withdrawal of the U.S. could potentially be very hazardous to coffee producing countries.