I’m amazed at the genius behind the branding of a cup of espresso.
People understand that a shot of espresso has caffeine content equivalent to that of a cup of coffee. However, a “cup” is never defined nor the quality of the beans in which it’s brewed with.
In reality a shot of espresso has the same caffeine content as a 4 ounce cup of coffee. People typically buy 8 ounces, maybe even 16 ounces of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks which may cost between $2 and $4.
A single shot of espresso on the other hand costs upwards of $3, effectively tripling or even quadrupling the seller’s profit margins.
It’s amazing the impact that repacking has on the minds of a consumer.