You know the scene. You’re out on a date with your wife. It’s been several months since the last time you had the time to spend time together away from the kids. You go to a special restaurant, perhaps the one you took her to when you were dating or on a recommendation from a friend. It’s going to be a nice night. There’s soft music playing from hidden speakers. The waitress takes your order. You and your wife engage in romantic conversation. It’s great to be able to talk uninterrupted by the little ones.
The appetizers arrive and you can’t remember the last time you had Buffalo Wings this good. More chatting as you wait for your meal. Your dinner arrives with another round of drinks. Man, the food is good. You savor each bite and clean your plate. Now it’s dessert time. Red Velvet cake for her, Cheese cake for you.
Dinner is perfect, the company fine and dessert is outstanding. Now to finish with what the restaurant boasts as the best coffee.
You take the first sip.
What just happened? The coffee is terrible. It’s weak and stale; cream and sugar cannot overcome the flavor. Your wife makes a face and pushes the cup away. I mean, McDonald’s coffee would have been better.
Disappointment. And the evening so far was perfect. I’m looking at the whole experience. If one part of the meal is bad, the entire meal is ruined.
Why was the restaurant coffee so awful? Is it because they can skimp on cost and buy from some cheapo coffee company? Is this coffee good to most people who don’t know the difference between great and terrible coffee?
What is your experience with restaurant coffee? If it hasn’t been good, why do you think the coffee served is so bad?