Coffee mavens and the global search for the ultimate experience

Date of publication: March 20, 2011


This paper reviews the first marketing application of the use of coffee mavens, trusted expert coffee consumers willing to share knowledge and the first to pick up new trends. A worldwide online usage and attitudes study on coffee helped define the parameters of quality according to the consumer. A maven's definition of quality is independent of geographic or demographic variables. Able to articulate answers with more richness compared to other coffee drinkers, mavens are a preferred target for the exploration of the ultimate coffee quality.

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