Coffee mavens and the global search for the ultimate experience

Date of publication: March 20, 2011

Abstract:

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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