Good Coffee is Subjective

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If there’s one thing about coffee that you should never forget, it’s that nobody can tell you that the coffee you like is bad coffee.

Nobody tells you what kind of music you should like. Nobody tells you what your favorite movie should be. And as such, nobody should tell you that you what coffee you should be drinking, nor how you should be drinking it.

If you like K-cups…

Even though somebody like me would be very tempted to tell you to stop drinking K-cups, I would never say anything unless you explicitly told me you didn’t like the coffee you were drinking.

Why? Because like everything in life, change comes from the inside. If you think there is something wrong with the coffee you’re drinking or that it could be improved, you’re going to seek out the answers on your own initiative.

Don’t let me or anyone else tell you to stop drinking coffee that you already enjoy.

“I’m embarrassed to make coffee in front of you”

I’m visiting my dad in Massachusetts this week and this is what my stepmom said to me when she started brewing a pot of coffee:

Her: “I’m embarrassed to make coffee in front of you”

Me: “Why?”

Her: “Because I feel like I’m probably doing a ton of things wrong and it’s probably driving you nuts.”

Let’s set the record straight

I don’t think the coffee she makes is bad. It’s different, that’s for sure, but at the end of the day it’s still coffee.

And to me, coffee is so much more than the way it tastes.

Coffee is company. Coffee is conversation. Coffee is nostalgic. Coffee is inspiring. Coffee is feeling.

So should you change your coffee-making ways?

Unless you think your coffee could be better and you actually want to try and make it better, I think the answer is a resounding “no”.

Of course, I’d urge you to step a little bit outside of your coffee comfort zone because it worked for me. Still, that doesn’t mean it will necessarily work for you.

If you want to start making different coffee and perhaps, “better” coffee, I have some tips to get started. You can download my free ebook below.

If not, I respect your decision. Maybe instead you could share what your favorite part about coffee is by leaving a comment below. Similarly, if you have a certain frustration with coffee, I’d love to hear it!


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