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To: STARWISE
Not concerned at all. Arabs were the first folks in the world to successfully improve the wild breeds of coffee and make them palatable.

It's THEIR STUFF.

If you are disturbed with Arabian involvement in the coffee industry you should probably turn to tea. I understand that all those folks are Buddhists and Hindus (except in Indonesia where they are Moslems).

BTW, no doubt the thread is really about the disreputable nature of the folks owning and marketing coffee through that company. There are others out there. Easy to switch.

12 posted on 01/01/2008 12:34:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
“Not concerned at all. Arabs were the first folks in the world to successfully improve the wild breeds of coffee and make them palatable.
It’s THEIR STUFF.”

Oh really? Then I guess they should come up with their own types of antibiotics and foreign aid because that’s OUR STUFF. Do I really need to go into nuclear weapons at this point? Excuse me and millions of other Americans if we take one of the few contributions of that uncivilized piece of the world and make practical use of it. After all, if we didn’t get up and go to work, they would probably die of starvation. Who else will feed them?

28 posted on 01/01/2008 1:06:00 PM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: muawiyah

“It’s THEIR STUFF.”

Not so. Originally coffee came from India by way of Mocha (presently a little village on the south coast of Yemen) and was then transported by caravan to the Mediterranean. Even today many talk about mocha when they refer to coffee.


35 posted on 01/01/2008 1:25:39 PM PST by 353FMG (Hillary - Al Qaeda's Trophy Woman)
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