Dr Oz: Does Gourmet Coffee Really Taste Better?
There’s a good chance that coffee is one of the healthiest and one of your most favorite parts of your diet. Today Show national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen set out to conduct a blind taste test to find out if the cheaper coffee you can find at a gas station or deli is really any different than more expensive coffee. Jeff Rossen set up a station inside a New Jersey mall to see if consumers could tell the difference between cheap and expensive coffee.
Dr Oz: Cheap VS Expensive Coffee Taste Test
Jeff then explained that the average American spends more than $1,000 a year on coffee, but could cheap deli coffee beat expensive gourmet coffee in a blind taste test? If you didn’t know which was which, what coffee would you really like better? Taste testers had to choose between cheap $1 coffee and expensive $3.25 coffee.
Many said the gourmet coffee was bolder, while others preferred the cheaper coffee saying it was smoother. Many people said the cheaper coffee “packed more of a punch.” Approximately 67% of people chose the cheap coffee!
Dr Oz: Why Is Some Coffee More Expensive
When Dr Oz taste-tested the coffee himself, he thought they actually tasted the same, but incorrectly guessed which one he was drinking. Jeff Rossen explained that the more expensive coffee comes from more expensive, better beans. More expensive coffee uses beans from that year’s crop. Cheaper coffee still comes from good beans, but perhaps last year’s crop or not as good of a crop, so you really can’t lose!