Variation is the Spice Of Life

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I've got 5 types of coffee in the house right now (one Colombian, one Peruvian, one New Guinean, one Ethiopian, one unknown blend).

All these coffees share the same fundamental taste, but the variations of strength, of the aftertaste, of the aroma, of the color, etc ... each make a batch of coffee slightly different from the last.

On top of that, each coffee tastes different in the presence of another compound -- a coffee with cream is distinct from a coffee with butter, is distinct from a coffee with coconut milk.

I tend to derive a lot of happiness from small deviations from what I expect, rather than massive jolts to the palate. Boring is good in my book, which is a starting point for effortless hedonic sustainability.

When in doubt, more shades of the same.


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