Monday, October 20, 2014

Where Office Coffee Comes From 

Image via NPR

Blue whale carcasses that were recovered from Newfoundland's West coast are now in Trenton, Ontario being cleaned by the Royal Ontario Museum biodiversity team for future reconstruction and possible display. Interestingly, one step in cleaning the bones is to bury them in a large compost pile. Once this process is complete in about a year, the whale bones will be removed from the compost bin (a converted shipping container) for further cleaning and the remaining compost consisting of manure, sawdust and a bit of decomposing whale flesh will be packaged and distributed to be made into coffee for your office.

At least I'm pretty sure that's what my office's coffee tastes like.



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