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(The Big Story)   I said nothing when the fungus came for the bananas, but then it came for the coffee   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 16
    More: Scary, U.S. Agency For International Development, Specialty Coffee Association of America  
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2014-05-18 09:16:00 AM  
Oh, sure, the hoity-toity Arabica. Real men drink Robusta, which even sounds manly.
 
2014-05-18 09:21:55 AM  
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Coffee is not so good. Hopefully people will switch to chocolate, chicory, and dandelion brews.

And, of course, eventually, herbal teas will take off. Not chamomile, but the ones that actually DO things when you drink them. Coffee
 
2014-05-18 09:22:32 AM  
A plain cuppa coffee doesn't cost $4.
 
2014-05-18 12:43:57 PM  
Christ, what ISN'T going up in price?
 
2014-05-18 12:45:06 PM  

raerae1980: Christ, what ISN'T going up in price?


Me, apparently
 
2014-05-18 12:55:28 PM  

doglover: Coffee is not so good.


I don't even know who you are anymore.
 
2014-05-18 01:24:52 PM  
Arabica beans? I'll bet CIA drones are involved in this.
 
2014-05-18 01:53:39 PM  
Dow Baker and the Great Banana Fleet: The Story of the Yankee Skipper Who Befriended an Island and Introduced Bananas to America

My Great, Great Uncle used coffee as ballast.
 
2014-05-18 02:42:01 PM  

Snarfangel: Oh, sure, the hoity-toity Arabica. Real men drink Robusta, which even sounds manly.


You know, for a long time I wondered who drank Robusta, because I had heard so many times that Arabica is better, but all the coffee I ever saw was labeled as "100% Arabica". And then I found out - Robusta is used for instant coffee.
 
2014-05-18 03:25:19 PM  
There are lots of blends, like Lavazza's Rossa which is 70% Arabica, 30% Robusta, that make for a decent but not pricey cup of coffee.
 
2014-05-18 03:25:41 PM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2014-05-18 03:26:05 PM  
Is this finally the time and the place for that Fungus Amongus joke?

(crickets chirping)

Yeah, I guess that was only funny in 1980.
 
2014-05-18 03:41:35 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: You know, for a long time I wondered who drank Robusta, because I had heard so many times that Arabica is better, but all the coffee I ever saw was labeled as "100% Arabica". And then I found out - Robusta is used for instant coffee.


Far more is used in your standard drip Folgers/Maxwell/store-brand coffees.
 
2014-05-18 04:41:55 PM  
next thing you know a fungus infestation is going to drive up the cost of mushrooms
 
2014-05-18 05:12:57 PM  

doglover: Coffee is not so good.


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FTFA: COFFEE FUNGUS RAISING PRICES FOR HIGH-END BLENDS

Looks like my bean-water of choice is safe. Its mostly scraped out of old batteries. Mostly.
 
2014-05-18 09:19:04 PM  
We haven't seen stories about this on CR tv news and newspapers. You'd think that this sort of "massive devastation" to something that is very important to CR would be on the news here...at least a little bit...pero nada. Maybe they have it  under control.
 
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