|Above, enjoying a cup of good coffee in Tokyo. Photo by Denise.|
Have you ever wondered why airplane coffee tastes so bad?
Do they filter it in dirty socks? In a jock strap?
The answer is no. But if you want to find out why, Travel + Leisure has an article explaining why.
It begins with:
Weak and slightly sour—it’s how you feel after a sleepless red-eye… and what that in-flight java tastes like. So what’s mucking up your cup?
The beans aren’t really to blame. In fact, a number of airlines now get their grounds from popular brand name roasters like Starbucks (Delta) or Dunkin’ Donuts (Jet Blue). The real culprit: the H20 used in airplane brew.I have never complained about airplane coffee. To me, it tastes better than vending machine coffee.
But, if you want to read more details on airplane coffee, go here.