Whose fault?

Alright, it’s time to find out who is to blame for this stuff. I analyze software as part of my job, but I have always been an analyst of sorts – even as a history teacher. Now, I am all about “root cause” and, frankly, I wanna know who to blame for the travesty that is grossly flavored coffee beans.

Who wakes up one morning and says, “Ya know, I think I would like some carrot cake coffee.” If you thought that, I call BS. This back of coffee grounds showed up by the community coffee maker and now I have to look at it every time I go to get more coffee. Why are they sharing it with others?

So, who is ultimately to blame for the existence of such crap? Is it the person/company that makes the beans, or is it the consumer who actually spends good money on the final product?

Would you buy this…garbage? If you would, WHY would you? I certainly wouldn’t, as I am sure you can tell by now.

Put a vote in to comments about who is to blame, company or consumer? What other gross flavors have you seen on the store shelves and thought, “WTH?”


  1. G. J. Jolly · October 23, 2021

    Although the flavored coffees are good on occasion, for most of the time, let’s say 85%, regular coffee has a wonderful flavor that will charge you up for a few hours. I believe it’s the consumer’s fault. So many people have allowed themselves to get hooked on sweetness at all cost. No wonder why some many are over weight.


    • backuphill · October 23, 2021

      I don’t mind a little flavor in my coffee, but nothing “exotic” like this stuff. I don’t know if beans themselves can be “sweet” when roasted but I am not even gonna try them when they have weird flavors. LOL


  2. Curt · October 25, 2021

    I remember when there was exactly one flavor of flavored coffee, and that flavor was hazelnut. It was what you’d drink when you found yourself in a gas station convenience store at 11 at night and still a two hours’ drive from home. Since none of the coffee was fresh since the day shift ended at 3, you’d fill a cup with hazelnut, add twice the usual cream and four times the sugar, and try not to let it hit your tongue on the way down. It was marginally better than falling asleep at the wheel.


    • backuphill · October 25, 2021

      I can picture this scene in my head, because I have been there and done that. Truck stops and those automated coffee dispensers are also an interesting option since those things seem to have a higher sugar content than coffee.


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