Skip to comments.Vietnamese facility caught producing coffee from used batteries​
Posted on 04/18/2018 5:59:27 AM PDT by Gamecock
Dak Nong Police said on Tuesday they were finalizing case files to prosecute those involved in the operations of a local facility that produced dirty coffee.
The facility, owned by Nguyen Thi Loan, was raided by police and food inspectors on Monday afternoon following reports from locals of their suspicious activities.
During the raid, authorities discovered tons of finished coffee as well as raw materials used in production, including 35 kilograms of black powder taken from used D batteries and a bucket of blackish water weighing around ten kilograms.
According to Loan, her workshop bought rejected coffee beans from large facilities at a cheap price, ground and mixed them with other materials including dirt and rock dust, then used the black powder found inside D batteries to dye the mixture to produce finished products.
Loan confessed to having run the facility for years and had sold over three tons of coffee to the market since the beginning of 2018.
At the time of the raid, there was twelve metric tons of the dirty coffee available at Loans facility.
Police have taken samples of the battery-dyed coffee for lab tests to complete case files for the prosecution of those involved.
According to Assoc. Prof. Tran Hong Con, a chemistry expert from the Vietnam National University Hanoi, the black powder found inside D batteries is actually manganese dioxide that makes up the batteries core.
Manganese dioxide is a highly oxidant compound, and as little as 0.5 milligrams of it mixed in a liter of water is enough to cause manganese poisoning in humans, Con said.
In addition, other heavy metals commonly found inside batteries such as lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) are all extremely toxic elements that can damage ones brain, kidney, cardiovascular system and fertility if consumed.
Poisoning caused by any of the aforementioned heavy metals can have very adverse health effects, including death in serious cases, an expert from Vietnams National Institute of Nutrition said.
Vietnamese facility caught producing coffee from used batteries
Well, at least they aren’t making it from partially digested coffee beans picked out of civet cat poop.
Wake up and smell the D-cells.
Well, at least they arent making it from partially digested coffee beans picked out of civet cat poop.
That costs extra.
Finally we know why Starbucks is so god awful.
My God, they actually sell that sh*t at WalMart now!
“Please note: 100% of the coffee from Kaya Kopi comes from free-range wild Luwaks living a healthy life.”
That’s good to know. I hate the idea of the luwaks being stuffed into crowded cages and fed hormones.
I think I may have had some of that coffee years ago from a gas station in West Virginia. That’s what it tasted like, anyway.
Vietnamese criminals producing poison as coffee reported by Vietnamese people and arrested by Vietnamese police. Contrast that with China. In China such people would continue production until it became noticeable that people were dying from it or many were getting hospitalized.
Ba Mươi Ba--Barry Sadler (1966)
Brings a whole new meaning to “leaded” vs “unleaded”, doesn’t it?
The best part of waking up is batteries in your cup!....................Good to the last volt!..............
If you think that was bad you should have tried the sushi......................
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