Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Coffee Complaint

I need my cup of coffee (or four) every morning.
I actually think that the German coffee tastes better than Finnish coffee.

But in those mornings, when I need to open a new coffee package, I wonder, why don't some good practices spread from one one civilized country to another*.

The Finnish coffee package:
A new vacuum package

You just pull the two sides apart...

...and you are done. 

Afterwards, you can close the package with the tape attached.

The German coffee package:

A new vacuum package

Pull off the top part.

Cut off the corners.

Try your best not to spread the coffee all over the place
when cutting open the package.
Move the coffee to a jar,
as it is impossible to close the package.
See what I mean?

*) Disclaimer: no one has encouraged me to write this post,  even if my background may suggest so... ;)

Yksi isoimmista asioista, mitä kaipaan Suomesta, on helposti avattavat kahvipaketit!
Vaikka tämä voi jonkun mielestä olla vähän epäilyttävä aihe, voin vakuuttaa, ettei tätä kirjoitusta ole sponsoroitu ;)


shoegirl said...

I think many countries - especially Germany and America - are too proud to admit when something could be done better than the way they do it. I agree on the coffee thing. This is ridiculous for people who pride themselves on efficiency. And don't even get me started on the ridiculous cost of espresso machines here...

citymami said...

Sää oot vähän puolueellinen puhumaan noista pakkauksista yhtään mitään ;D

manycoloured-days said...

Oh, phew, what a relief, there is nothing wrong with me. Every single time I opened a pack of coffee in Germany I used to wonder about the same!

Frau Welle said...

Nice to know that I'm not the only one with this problem! Yes, there are several things that are better either here or in Finland. These two countries are so close to each other that one could think that the good practices were copied fast.

Ja citymami, tämä on täysin yksittäisen kuluttajan näkemys asiasta ;)

Tom Otomcio said...

Yep, I know what you mean about the German coffee packs. Strange! I can't remember what they're like in England, though. Maybe the same as in Germany. Not good.