Emily Oak wrote:Considering the recent fuss and media storm over the Cafe Grumpy $12 Nekisse I can't help but wonder why it seems easier to get people to pay higher prices for cat shit coffee, yet baulk at the idea of spending a similar amount of money on a rare coffee that actually tastes good (or just spend more money on good coffee, which usually comes at a higher price).
Scott Lindsay wrote:Please don’t buy this coffee as after recent to origin, I went to a farm where these beautiful animals where kept in cages and feed bananas stuff with coffee cherries just so people could buy this so call elusive product
JakeLiefer wrote:It's all about the story. This happens all the time in other products too. Take Absinthe for example. It's pretty well figured out that it doesn't cause hallucinogenic effects, and even if it did, stateside absinthe laws require it to be thujone free (the supposed chemical that causes mind altering effects). However, tell that to some 20something at the bar that wants to order a round of absinthe for his buddies. Regardless of the facts, people will continue to believe what they want and buy based on the response it brings. People will still buy absinthe because it sounds cool, mysterious, and illicit. "Dude! I did a shot of absinthe!"
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