At some point it becomes less about the taste and the experience and more about the effect. People get straight to the point. They drink their coffee black so they can wake up faster. They take a shot of whiskey so they can relax.
The same people also get more blunt. They tell it how it is. Their emails get shorter and more succinct. They remove the fluff in exchange for clarity.
Some people just want to get on with the business of living. Whatever is faster is better. Sugar coating the experience is a waste of time.
But shortcuts to productivity don’t necessarily lead to more output. Black coffee, shots of alcohol, and straightforwardness save time but devalue the experience. All the time extra time spent between those extended moments inspire new conversations, new ideas, and new thoughts. Nothing gets wasted.
Care to stay for an Americano?