Cockroaches in Ground Coffee?

Kim Conte
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Ewwwwww. I'm totally scandalized after hearing on NPR that pre-ground coffee is full of cockroaches!

That is, if you believe Douglas Emlen, biology professor and bug expert, who was interviewed on the program. "Preground coffee, you know your big bulk coffee that you buy in the tin, is all processed from these huge stock piles of coffee that get infested with cockroaches. And there's really nothing they can do to filter that out. It all gets ground up in the coffee."

Have you heard about this? Now, I'm looking at my big tin of ground coffee and wondering what I'm going to do for caffeine this afternoon...

 

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