A recent report from a whistle blower at thier roasting facility had quite an interesting story to share:
Apparently, when they roast thier coffee, they do indeed have an additive. This additive is a trade secret for the protection of thier industrial monopoly. It has recently been shared during an interview with an ex-employee who, under confidentiality with the press, an alias "JOE", and currently in the witness protection program hiding from the Coffee Mafia, shared his story and accounts of this corrupt empire.
"Joe" as he wishes to be named, was abbruptly fired after asking a manager not to include a certain product in the roast batch that morning. He discovered on his first day as roast master, that the company pours in a slurry of products into the batch, to ferment, before roasting. It's a combinational effort of every branch location, by shipping back any spilled coffee, excess stale beans, used grounds, food drippings, and unfinished coffee drinks. This is poured into 55 gallon drums and shipped back to HQ (headquarters). Then the slurry is packed with the beans ready to be roasted, after 12 months of fermentation.
This is the secret of thier coffee, which "Joe" has, under hiding in the witness protection program, come forward and risked his life, to expose this corrupt organization. La Coffee Nostra, or LCN as they refer to it...
Current violations are being reviewed by the Chief Prosecutor and Attorney General.