Tag Archive 'coffee_surveys'

Travel + Leisure Poll: “Your city’s coffee sucks,” tourists tell locals

Posted by TheShot on 17 Sep 2011 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

We used to write more regularly about the steady stream of meaningless, unscientific coffee polls that frequently fill the pages of magazines, newspapers, and Web sites. We got tired of writing incessant rants about how the polls were poorly constructed and lacked any stated criteria nor methodology, and most assuredly you all certainly tired of […]

Survey says…

Posted by TheShot on 12 Oct 2010 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

When I was a biomedical engineering PhD student at Berkeley, a wise veteran lab partner once told me, “Statistics allow you to suggest anything you want. Just start with a conclusion and find a pattern in the data that fits to confirm it.” I’m reminded of that every time I read about research studies published […]