RE: Fussy about coffee
Coffee and Beer seem to be evolving into 'specialty' products much as Wine has done in recent years. The pattern of small differences in taste, appearance, consistency, and packaging are creating a broad set of choices for the consumer. It is hard for me to judge whether this is the result of refined consumer tastes, or smart marketing by the producers of the various products.
Gone are the days when one would walk into cafe, soda fountain, bar... and ask for Coffee, Coke, or Beer. Today one must use multi-word descriptors to be sure you are served the exact 'sub-set' of the family of items that are now included in the general group of the simple product we once knew.
Tea is another item that is fast approching this sort of complex development.