Coffee Pods

May 28, 2013

A lot of people don’t like the coffee in a capsule trend – partly because of taste concerns and partly because of the loss of the “human touch,” in the process. Julian Baggini explains it well:

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.”

 

Read more at: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/julian-baggini-coffee-artisans/

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