Do coffee shops and the practice of fengshui have in common? Over the years we have seen in both specialisation of coffeemakers and fengshui, gathering faithful followers; having their amid army of fans touting their uniqueness and true originality. Would Star bucks coffee taste better than Costa? Then adding to the fray, comes micro coffee shops with their own flavours and blends. I would argue the same for various sea of FS consultants or pop star masters.
Great coffee is not only dependant on good sources of beans but many years of perfecting the process of brewing. Same goes with a selected choice of formulas, and the many experiences gathered over a life-time of a master.
So how much should you pay for a great cuppa of coffee; maybe a super moccha with triple shots of whisky brewed from the Alps? $2 dollars? or $20,000 dollars? Depends how much you want to pay really. Often the case, most people are sujected to follow experts on the asked pricing. So lets have a different view on how to price this. For the fun, lets throw in some addition economy knowledge. Warren Buffett has emphasised the understanding of intrisic value; that is what is the true value of the item; not the price of what you pay for. This is very hard to know; but a good rule of thumb is: I am very well not going to pay for $2000 for a bowl of chicken soup even if its made with the purest water from virgin lakes in the sahara. The question is, does it matter? Is drinking the water worth its $2000 transportation journey of sacred water to your bowl? You answer this.
A few good steps to take is to first understand the origin of the ‘beans’ and the added value of the ‘process’. If the mark up is way too much, one may find fishes swimming the winds “something does indeed smell fishy”. Alternatively! the best way is to read up some good books, discuss, do a bit of research, do some experiments … that is as, the best person to make the best coffee to your taste, may be you.
PS: strange things do happen every now and then; stay calm and have faith. And never ever borrow money / your life savings to gamble or invest in things you dont fully technically understand especially when the prices is out of proportion. Many things are not always what they seem to be. Bless you.