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Old 10-06-2019, 11:36 AM
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Default California coffee!

One of the bad effects (as seen by many, not all) of the collapse of civilization is that it seems to preclude importing coffee.

No more! There is now coffee being grown in CA! See https://frinjcoffee.com/

Not yet very practical, but when the choice is 'none' or 'horribly expensive', occasionally 'none' will lose.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:31 PM
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Thanks for sharing. I enjoy a cup or two a day.

My latest purchase was a whipped cream dispenser with nitrous oxide cartridges to make a nitro cold brew. Good stuff!
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As long as it doesn't need any water from the north, its fine by me.
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As long as it doesn't need any water from the north, its fine by me.
Good point.
IIRC, from my visit to a Costa Rican coffee plantation, good coffee (arabica, not that rubusto garbage Starbucks sells) needs tropical settings with high humidity and heavy rainfall like up to 8'/year. ,
Goleta does not have those conditions.
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My dad has grown coffee here in LA for a while, have family that own plantations in Guatemala, coffee needs certain conditions to come out right
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All we need now is Juan Valdez and his mule.
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All we need now is Juan Valdez and his mule.
A few mules, probably - they are known for stubbornness and capacious bladders, which might help the water requirement.

But no "Mrs Olsens", please.
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Good point.
IIRC, from my visit to a Costa Rican coffee plantation, good coffee (arabica, not that rubusto garbage Starbucks sells) needs tropical settings with high humidity and heavy rainfall like up to 8'/year. ,
Goleta does not have those conditions.
Coffee & Coca both need humidity at high elevation to a degree that there are only a handful of places on earth that they grow well. There may be a location somewhere in North Eastern CA, but So Cal is definitely out.

If either grew well here I'm sure someone would be doing so already.

I've had sealed #10 cans of Kirkland coffee that were good after 3 years, so I keep a 3 year supply (I currently have a can that is about 3 1/2 years old that I'll tap into next). If I live long enough to go through all my coffee, I'm sure I'll be able to barter, or steal for more.

I just don't believe that the return on investment is there for a crop that doesn't grow naturally here, takes a lot of work to prepare, and can be purchased now for less that $4/Lb.

Yes, I know a lot of people want better coffee, but for stocking up this is a great deal. I currently alternate between Kirkland and higher quality.
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I like the creative innovation, but 5 ounces of coffee for 75 dollars seems unreasonable.

Obviously, I am wrong since they are sold out.
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