rogan wrote:Quite a few people saying that capsule coffee is not as good as a good real coffee. Quite honestly, that would be my perception too. But have you done a blind taste test?
Great read. In particular the paragraph quoted below, especially the bold. Tend to agree with the suggestion that the taste difference is not necessarily based on freshness, quality etc of the actual product but the knowledge of where it came from. Not exactly a statiscically significant sample size (or process for that matter) but for me the key to this article isnt the blind tasting.
We are not simply hedonic machines who thrive if supplied with things that tick certain boxes for sensory pleasure, aesthetic merit, and so on. We are knowing as well as sensing creatures, and knowing where things come from, and how their makers are treated, does and should affect how we feel about them. Chocolate made from cocoa beans grown by people in near slave conditions should taste more bitter than a fairly traded bar, even if it does not in a blind tasting. Blindness, far from making tests fair, actually robs us of knowledge of what is most important, while perpetuating the illusion that all that really matters is how it feels or seems at the moment of consumption.