The subjective theory of taste. If it were true, I wouldn't bother with all this food and coffee stuff; I'd just train myself to ecstatically love the taste of advantageous foods. I could eat rice and beans and save money; eat bran and get healthy, and pep talk myself into believing it was a three star meal.rpavlis wrote:Remember you are the only expert about how something tastes!!!!!
Experts taste coffee in order to understand its physical character -- how ripe it is, how well it was prepped, where it came from, what cultivar it is. They will tell anyone prepared to listen that riper, more carefully prepped coffees, grown from lower yielding cultivars in higher locations, taste better.
Taste is a sense that, like sight or hearing, tells you about the world. It'll tell you what's ripe or unripe; raw, overcooked or done right, noxious or healthy. There's nothing subjective about it; there's just a lot of people who have never learned it is a valuable sense.