Coffee Talk

SFGate: ‘Fair trade’ fan puts coffee on: Berkeley coffee measure gives brewers jitters

We’re not in Kansas anymore. I know I’m back in California when a local city’s ballot features a measure to regulate what is poured into their coffee cups.

Does this mean that your favorite barista (hmm, Eric?) is gonna get put behind bars for serving you that cup of Major Dickason’s Blend? Extreme cases say yes.

Farking absurd, I tell you. What happened to freedom of choice? Something as simple as our morning java will be decided upon by our government? Feh, I say… FEH on all of them!

I think that it should be a matter of educating the customer… let them be aware of what it takes to make their cup o’ coffee. What exactly is “Fair Trade” coffee? Let the consumer make the choice on his own terms.

Most of you who are loyal readers know how important my coffee is to me. They can take my travel mug when they pry it away from my cold, dead fingers, that’s for dang sure!

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  1. S’okay. Berkeley is not that big. You can easily step over to Oakland or Albany for a cup.

    I’m not sure why this is such a big deal, except for the fact that if they did pay the coffee peasants in South America a fair deal then they would be less likely to grow coca. Now that would be the proper way to win the “drug war.” Plant COFFEE not CRACK!

    Aaaaah, that’s better.

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