Is It Acceptable To Have Cockroaches In Your Coffee?

It is a fact that most people hate cockroaches. They are not only annoying but unhealthy. If you want to be free of pest concerns, allow nationwide exterminators to deal with the cockroaches in the home or business. If a customer sees a cockroach in your food establishment, the reputation that you tried so hard to build will be destroyed.

One of the best parts of waking up in the morning is pre-ground tinned coffee that you can enjoy to your heart’s content. However, according to an article on news.com.au, the morning cup of coffee may be hiding a secret ingredient – ground-up cockroaches.

This was accidentally discovered by Douglas Emlen, a biology professor at the University of Montana. When Emlen was still a student, his entomology professor would go 45 minutes off route just to find a freshly ground cup of coffee. Emlen’s professor was a coffee junkie and in the 80’s it was difficult to find a good one.

After years of handling cockroaches, Emlen’s professor has developed an allergy to cockroaches. It was so bad that he would have a reaction whenever he came in contact with the pests. Surprisingly, the professor had the same reaction when drinking the pre-ground tinned coffee. It turned that the coffee in tins is processed from huge piles of coffee beans and the piles are infested with cockroaches.

It may come as a surprise to many people but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an acceptable level of insects and insect filth which is no more than 10% of the total coffee beans. Small batch of coffee roasters are required to follow the same FDA standard. Meanwhile, this does not mean that every tin of coffee includes ground cockroaches.

This seems like good information to people who prefer pre-ground tinned coffee. It makes sense to invest in a grinder and whole coffee beans.

The word cockroach makes people think of nationwide exterminators now they can get rid of the pest. If you see a cockroach on the wall during the daytime, it is very likely that there are more hiding in cracks and crevices in your kitchen and bathroom.

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