Originally Posted by Andy M.
The fine print on their website is not what prompted my post. I explained how I know it's not the same in my OP.
I'm not quite sure I understand what your complaint is, Andy.
Is the taste of the DD marked coffee you bought, different than that which is served in DD?
Or, is it that what is printed on the package what sets you off?
I guess my "coffee taste buds" aren't developed. I've tried sips of as many as six brands of coffee within a minute or two, and frankly I didn't taste any difference between any of them.
I'm a non-smoker and can taste seasoning differences, but the difference between coffees is lost on me.
I can taste a HUGE difference between (Yuck) Instant coffee and freshly made coffee from canned ground coffee, but not anything between the brands of coffee in cans.
I've also drank DD coffee at their stores and again, taste no difference between that and the Maxwell House at home after brewing.
If you were given a blind taste test, do you think you would be able to pick out DD's coffee from others?
Over the years, I've used taste tests to disprove many claims made by family and friends. It's remarkable how much *seeing* the product makes. I've even switched products in the packages and had people SWEAR that it was what the package said, NOT what I put in it.
This is in no way an attack on you. I'm just curious about the reality of the taste differences.
Perhaps you could do your own taste test.
1. *Borrow* enough coffee grounds from friends to make one cup of coffee. Get about ten different brands.
2. Have someone else make the coffee, one cup at a time. Mark the cup with #1, #2, #3....etc.
3. Have the person who made the coffee hand the cup of finished coffee to another person and THAT person should deliver it to you. The second person ALSO doesn't know what brand is in any cup. Only the person who made the coffee knows what brand any of the cups hold.
4. YOU drink the coffees. Write down your favorite... #1, #2, #3...etc.
5. THEN, find out what brand your favorite is.
If this test is done 5 times, a week apart, don't be surprised if your tastes change to a different brand. Taste buds change daily, depending on sleep, what else you've eaten or have had to drink and your body chemistry.
If you pick the same coffee every time, then I would be greatly surprised.
Simple test. Low cost. Interesting results.
This can be done with any food. I've done it with many foods and drinks over the years and proven to people that they respond mostly because of the packaging, NOT the product within it.