I don't like coffee. Can James Hoffmann change that? 

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If anyone was going to teach me to like coffee: it was going to be @jameshoffmann. ■ JAMES: www.jameshoffmann.co.uk ■ / @jameshoffmann ■ jimseven ■ jimseven
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Series Producer: Cambria Bailey-Jones
Assistant Producer: Sophie Newton
Editor: Pierre Blanc
Camera Operator: Michael Losada
Production Assistant, Hoffmann Industries: Melinda Barbi
Executive Producer: Guy Larsen
A Pad26 / Penny4 Production www.penny4.co.uk
Filmed at Prufrock Coffee prufrockcoffee.com/
00:00 Introduction
02:50 The basics of coffee tasting
13:33 What flavors does Tom like?
24:18 In which some baristas make some coffee
24:33 Does Tom like coffee now?









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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 年 前
This was a much longer video than expected: please enjoy half an hour of people being interested in coffee (and 70 seconds of advertising which helped pay for it all)!
Jacob Chan
Jacob Chan 年 前
PageA P
PageA P 年 前
JimKubak 年 前
Thank you senpai
Kermudgeoun The powerful
One day ago?
The Bad Bull
The Bad Bull 年 前
James Hoffmann
Thanks for having me on the channel, it was so much fun to have coffee and chat, and you being so open to trying, tasting and talking your way through the weird world of coffee makes this a really great video to watch. (I hope you’re still ordering decaf espressos on the regular!)
Photonic Pizza
The crossover I didn't know I needed
Hans Dieter
Hans Dieter 年 前
Alta halz maul
slyglen 年 前
Props for taking Tom from non coffee drinker to someone with a taste for espresso!
Phoenix Cheetah
How do you like your coffee though?
Yitzi Turner
Yitzi Turner 年 前
This was excellent interview and taste test!! Every Cafe and Batista should do this! Instead all the disappointment trying to figure out. Should definitely dedicate an episode to this
De Emufarmer
De Emufarmer 7 ヶ月 前
I’m 99% sure James is Toms alternative timeline where he liked coffee as a kid
Shinkajo 6 ヶ月 前
Are you saying liking coffee is the difference between being cool and not?
datb00 6 ヶ月 前
@Shinkajo how on gods green earth did you get that from their message at all. point to the exact wording that implies that
Just Another Bucky Lover
@datb00 I mean, I guess we should thank him for letting us all know he was the school bully (or got bullied himself and is now being a butthole to other people to make himself feel superior). At least we can avoid him.
Shinkajo 6 ヶ月 前
@datb00 It's a joke. Relax.
datb00 6 ヶ月 前
@Shinkajo if that was your idea of a joke please never post anything else to the internet.
StaticYonder 9 ヶ月 前
Just spent 30 minutes watching two British men, who both look simultaneously 50 and 20, taste coffee together Life well spent
SteakBaked99 8 ヶ月 前
English* They aren’t Welsh, Irish or Scottish. They are English. That’s the equivalent of saying South American when they are Mexican, say their country not the rough continent
Sam Mclaughlin
Sam Mclaughlin 8 ヶ月 前
@SteakBaked99 the united kingdom is a sovereign country. south america is an entire continent. absolutely no validity to that comparison 😂 if some wants to say they are from the uk, they’re from the uk bro. chill
Wigli Gigly
Wigli Gigly 8 ヶ月 前
@SteakBaked99 fair enough, everyone saying your wrong but I can’t quite decide...
52thephotoshop 8 ヶ月 前
@Sam Mclaughlin for now.....
Spood Beest
Spood Beest 8 ヶ月 前
@SteakBaked99 To say Mexico is South American is to be wrong. It's a part of North America. As for comparing British to English, perhaps that would be more like American to Texan. Or French to Parisian. They're both, one is just a national term, the other is a more specific regional.
UnshavenStatue 6 ヶ月 前
Never heard of James Hoffman, but I have to say I'm super, super impressed by this introductory format. Well thought out, informative, exciting, and never overwhelming. Forget coffee knowledge, James seems to be an excellent teacher.
mattscarf 5 ヶ月 前
Totally agree, and he’s particularly good at knowing when *not* to talk and allowing Tom to process and express what he’s experiencing.
moze 5 ヶ月 前
The thing about not swaying his opinion with too much emotion to his reactions, and the whole "contextual taste" breakdown was brilliant.
s01itary Gaming
s01itary Gaming 5 ヶ月 前
James really down plays himself too much. Not only is he objectively a coffee expert, but he also is very good at presenting and teaching coffee.
Jayezar 4 ヶ月 前
@s01itary Gaming It's always good to be humble. It's a nice surprise to find that he is in fact not just a "youtube coffee weirdo"
Ryan Snow
Ryan Snow 4 ヶ月 前
I knew James and not Tom
YRO 11 ヶ月 前
This video singlehandedly threw me into the world of coffee. Since its release, I now own a V60, a Chemex, an expresso machine, grinders (both manual and electric), and have become obsessed with trying new kinds of locally roasted specialty coffee. What have you done to me?
Insydian 11 ヶ月 前
Welcome to the club
beinz heans
beinz heans 11 ヶ月 前
luckily i have not been consumed yet but i am *inches* away
Liechtenstein 10 ヶ月 前
Barista is such a nice hobby, It really is about always trying new things out.
Paul Neale
Paul Neale 10 ヶ月 前
Most importantly, you have discovered a love of coffee, 👏👏👏 I also offer my apologies, because I'm the bore that is going to bring up that the 'pressurised-water brewed coffee bean liquor' is called espresso (and not expresso)... 🤞😬👍
Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush 10 ヶ月 前
Salt Exarch
Salt Exarch 9 ヶ月 前
James Hoffmann is, and I don't use this expression lightly, a class act. As a fan of both Tom and James' channels, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this episode, and as someone who has a high sensitivity to caffeine and doesn't drink coffee often, I loved every second of this.
Moses Racal
Moses Racal 7 ヶ月 前
James Hoffman's content was really the only content I watched in FB for so long and Im not even in it for the coffee, but for the quality
mattscarf 5 ヶ月 前
The world of decaf coffee is a rich and varied one as well. Most independent roasters produce a decent decaf. I own about £1000 of coffee gear and consider it money well spent to help me explore this world.
s01itary Gaming
s01itary Gaming 5 ヶ月 前
As a coffee enthusiast I have to say I actually enjoys his videos more for his personality and temperament than I do for the coffee info they offer!
Otto 4 ヶ月 前
Sensitive gang!
NitrousGranola 4 ヶ月 前
Same thoughts here! Seeing so much out of a decaf experience was inspiring too, as while I love the taste of coffee, I’m much too sensitive to caffeine and crash easily even off some teas. Now to find my taste, good decaf and maybe that espresso machine with tablet on top as I am quite the data nerd.
Alfred Fonacier III
Alfred Fonacier III 4 ヶ月 前
Seeing Tom’s mind getting blown away every single sip he takes is so refreshing. James looks like he is genuinely excited about getting some who isn’t into coffee to drink coffee is so entertaining.
Velnz 4 ヶ月 前
Also very patient and smiling that he got Tom to enjoy a thing he works on.
Pablo Zamora
Pablo Zamora 9 ヶ月 前
Tom is so lucky for this experience. Imagine being able to have a taste-session to find your favorite type of coffee and how it's made?! with James of all people! would love that some day
UK_IN_US 6 ヶ月 前
In all seriousness, I’d pay to have this experience. One-on-one tasting and explanation and options, from someone very knowledgeable, would be a fantastic way to spend $75 or so.
Genie in the Pot
Genie in the Pot 6 ヶ月 前
@UK_IN_US would probably be a good amount more expensive than $75
Christian 5 ヶ月 前
@UK_IN_US If you ever go on vacation in a coffee producing country and find a coffee farm: Some of them offer coffee tasting... they may not have the level of James, but proably knowledeable enough so it won't matter. I enjoyed this a lot, e.g. tasted the difference between washed, sundried or honey sun dried coffee. And it did not even cost $75. :-)
Yamkela Botman
Yamkela Botman 6 ヶ月 前
Tom went from second-guessing himself to be very excited about telling his thoughts. So wholesome!
Alexabix 5 ヶ月 前
He did seem very full of energy by the end
Jaime Delfín
Jaime Delfín 11 ヶ月 前
This gem desperately needs a part 2 at some point. Maybe just an hour of two of you two talking over some coffee, that'd be lovely actually.
Officer Doofy
Officer Doofy 6 ヶ月 前
James' guidance and Tom's enthusiasm are absolutely brilliant in this. I really enjoy that James lets Tom find his way through this and experience it himself and also guiding it slightly to help him fully appreciate it.
Andrew 年 前
imagine the disappointment when Tom discovers that most cafes around the world pale in comparison to a private tasting session with James Hoffmann
Joshua 年 前
Tom: goes to a random coffee shop asking for a decaf espresso. Also Tom: My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined
CecilMan 年 前
all good, send him to Melbourne
@CecilMan I was gonna say send him to Australia!
B L 年 前
@ELLIPSIS the place that invented the latte
Simon B
Simon B 年 前
They look related
RiverSiege 6 ヶ月 前
I love the way James did introduced Tom! Where I would've just given him the "best" coffees I had and force fed a friend, James cleverly created an experience and taught Tom to appreciate little things, take his time and savour all the tiny little nuances. So fun to watch and fascinating to see develop
András Rácz
András Rácz 4 ヶ月 前
I had a similar story with getting to like coffee when delivering pastries to a new wave café. The only issue is, I became a snob. It is a bit harder to say to friends and family “OK, thanks but I don’t like _this kind_ of coffee” than “Thanks I do not drink coffee”.
El Pingas
El Pingas 2 ヶ月 前
hahaha can relate
Tim Russell
Tim Russell 3 ヶ月 前
As a barista who thrives on teaching non coffee drinkers that coffee isn't just Folgers or Starbucks, I absolutely loved this video. Coffee is like wine, done right, it can be an experience.
Joshua Golden
Joshua Golden 11 ヶ月 前
I wish I could put into words the pure beauty and joy this video has. It is so wonderful to see someone genuinely come to try and learn, and watch anyone work who is a master at their trade by both skill and passion for it. A simple video on coffee is just a pure joy on so many levels for me. Thank you, you both made my evening a little brighter.
Jordan Walklin
Jordan Walklin 8 ヶ月 前
I love how- I mean, obviously- devoted James is. However, I think in watching him and his teaching to Tom without pressure- is an amazing tool. He has such a pure passion, and his ability to teach like this is purely amazing beyond words. Tom- as always- is eager to learn and to teach the same, but I like that neither of them assume it all here. James aims to hopefully discover something in Tom that Tom once thought could not be certain- and Tom listens very intensely. Both amazing examples of learners and teachers, and watching their interactions and genuine interest in their experience truly is special. Sometimes, people do rock! I've watched James for a while now, less so Tom, but I am continually enamored with the prospect that people still DO love these experiences so deeply. Plus, James's teaching method is calmly emphatic- and he knows the nuances he's teaching like he's sitting in your experiences or curiosity just the same. That's a teacher, and someone who isn't afraid to let themselves become a student all over again to experience the magic.
Daniel Hobson
What a great teacher - introducing someone to their passion without being condescending, and evidently taking pride in sharing what they love. Every hobby needs people like this as ambassadors
Sean Bailey
Sean Bailey 年 前
Well said! James is a fantastic teacher, and his characteristics should inform anyone who’s sharing their interests or skills.
Zirania 年 前
So dam right even tho i dont think you can call it a hobby for James. ;) Hes a world winning Barista with several books realesed and a coffe company. :)
Ruben Janssen
Ruben Janssen 9 ヶ月 前
@Zirania yet it can stil be a hobby
Bill Williamson
Bill Williamson 9 ヶ月 前
What helps is the starting point of having a complete novice and the understanding “there is time” to explain and expose them to the hobby
Erik Horyza
Erik Horyza 8 ヶ月 前
Keep hobbies alive!
wolfsbane451 2 ヶ月 前
I come as a follower of James and I have to say that this was an absolute joy to watch. You two bounce off of each other so much. Plus, getting to watch someone who did not like coffee or caffeine at the start of the video pick and puzzle his way through the flavours until he found things he genuinely liked was an absolute treat! I am FLOORED that you went from not liking coffee to quite enjoying espresso. That one, I find, tends to be a much more acquired taste, especially if you're just starting out.
Beau Remington
Beau Remington 9 ヶ月 前
It was nice to see the smile come to Tom's face when he tried the espresso. It's like he wants the adventure of discovering something he had previously thought he disliked. Well done Scottly Crüe.
Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia 9 ヶ月 前
At the cafe I work at, we call our Colombian roast the "traditional American cup of coffee," and the Sumatran is indeed a crowd favorite, so it's neat to see that reflected here. It did pain me though to see Colombia spelt as Columbia throughout the video
Ser Lemonz
Ser Lemonz 6 ヶ月 前
I'm not a coffee drinker, but watching Tom's enjoyment of the process makes me SO curious to try coffee this way as well!
Tyler Emery
Tyler Emery 年 前
I love the look of pure joy on James' face as Tom lights up with recognition of a certain note.
Zevonfan524 年 前
The absolute joy on James’ face when Tom starts describing the flavors is the energy we need in the world.
Dade Frost
Dade Frost 年 前
Yeah...i remember feeling joy.. I think it was a tuesday
Psyche 年 前
Yes! I love seeing people be enthusiastic about their special interests.
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
"Ah, I have taught him well, even though it's only been a few minutes since I started teaching him."
MaeLSTRoM1997 8 ヶ月 前
we also need people farming the crops though
Alon Abraham
Alon Abraham ヶ月 前
Its great to see Tom enjoys himself doing this experiment. But also truly amazing that you always get it right. This is realy amazing and truly inspirational. Just the same you did in the flight simulator. You “get it” and understand very fast.
HypotheticalPizza 9 ヶ月 前
This video got me into coffee 10 months ago. Now, for the past 9 months, I've been making a pourover almost every morning and loving having a new hobby. Thank you James and Tom ❤️
Gosh Strıke
Gosh Strıke 7 ヶ月 前
It's interesting hearing someone as verbose as Tom under the impression he's not describing the taste accurately, when he's actually nailing it. Another enjoyable video!
Jacob ヶ月 前
This video amazed me in a few ways. 1. James Hoffman is a master tasting teacher. He's VERY good at what he's doing here. I'm so impressed because I've seen a few of his other videos and wasn't impressed by him at all. I'll have to revisit. 2. Knowing Tom (in the weird parasocial way I think I do) and knowing coffee, this is actually incredibly entertaining. I'm hanging on your every word and cheering you on in your journey, Tom!!! 3. It's going to be really tragic when Tom realizes how bad most coffee out there is.
Allen Lark
Allen Lark 13 日 前
tom might also watch james to be able to make his own coffee. i’m sure that he could buy beans he likes and follow video guides and make smart purchases. isn’t that what most of us are doing with coffee? (the hoffmann watchers)
gamesjunkie 9 ヶ月 前
This is easily one of my favorite videos I've seen in the last year. Every time I rewatch it, it's a delight. Partially because both you and James are two of my favorite people on JPvid, and partially for the shared excitement you both have: you for learning a new thing, and James for sharing and teaching a new thing. It's wonderful.
iN00bT00ber 年 前
This series should be called: “Tom Scott writes off his weekends as a business expense”
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
"Tom Scott makes new friends and makes a living off of it"
Safe-Keeper 年 前
I would give you a like, good sir, ma'm, or other, but I don't want to ruin the 666 likes.
Soviet Marshmallow12
Safe-Keeper You can give them a like now
Ferb Freeman
Ferb Freeman 年 前
@Vigilant Cosmic Penguin instead of "How to win friends and influence people" you've got "how to make new friends pay"
Vendavalez 年 前
“And god bless him for making that happen.”
noah ヶ月 前
this is one of your best videos. seriously. james is incredible, i could have watched this video without breaking attention if it were 3 times as long. your personality really meshes well with his, it was obvious you were both having a great time. you've recently become one of my favorite creators and your interactions with other people are the biggest reason. your constant eagerness to learn is inspiring. keep learning and discovering new things, thank you for sharing your adventures with us.
Jacob Powers
Jacob Powers 7 ヶ月 前
he went from scared to hilariously excited and its so wholesome
LOCKEY 5 ヶ月 前
This is one of those videos that I come back to. It’s so helpful in helping me understand my own coffee journey- hearing things broken down so directly
Tom Slijkerman
Tom Slijkerman 9 ヶ月 前
Wow, I had no idea I could get such intense joy from watching someone learn to enjoy a thing that has been so important and joyful for me for such a long time now. His response when he tasted that espresso was just pure gold.
@Eldare 7 ヶ月 前
This is so perfect in so many ways! Love the collab, chill atmosphere and especially both just having such a good time and showing so much joy
Evin Drews
Evin Drews 年 前
can we talk about James' presentation skills? He's an excellent teacher and explains things well
Mute Teletruc
I'm not really into coffee culture but I watch James' videos because of his fantastic eloquence
Roberto 年 前
If one Jame is good, two James are better.
Me 年 前
Reasons why he's a barista champion. The presentation is so important in those competitions. The winner does not necessarily make the best drinks.
Hamsterdave 年 前
If James, Andre Mack (wine), Garrett Oliver (beer), and Liz Thorpe (cheese) got together, they would dominate the podcasting world. I could listen to all 4 of them talk about their fields for hours.
Mike Grittani
@Me I couldn't have said it better myself 😏
Haggis McMutton
Haggis McMutton 9 ヶ月 前
This has to be the greatest experience ever. I can't decide which I would enjoy more: learning coffee tasting from James or sharing some time with Tom. Amazing!
Turtle 6 ヶ月 前
Tom and James are like if the same person took two different paths in life
Atlantis 9 ヶ月 前
Honestly, James just convinced me to go find a coffee I actually like on my own. I drink coffee, but I usually don't actually enjoy it and do it mostly for the caffeine or social purposes. I just always thought that all coffee is bitter tbh.
Whiteee ranger
Whiteee ranger 3 ヶ月 前
30 minutes of watching a passionate gentleman teaching another gentleman about his passion so passionately. I have achieved inner peace
Hippoatemyzebra 3 ヶ月 前
Fun fact: "Floaties" which is at the top of the coffee that he scoops off, happens often with resin such is used in chromatography, which is why we use separatory funnels and time to separate the "floaties" out of the soaked resin. Not that interesting to someone who has never worked with it, but fun to someone who prepares them daily.
Thomas Scream
Imagine if at the end James was like "Tom you pretentious twat they're all Nescafe"
walterw2 年 前
ha ha! fantastic
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Enkhkhuleg Oidov
"And this one's tea"
Tia Brown
Tia Brown 年 前
Buildin a sentry
That would be amazing lmao
Andy Ho
Andy Ho 7 ヶ月 前
This is really interesting. I love coffee, but I am not an expert in coffee. Seeing how James brought you through the tasting process was such an eye opener because I never really understood how to tell coffee apart, until now, well at least superficially. I guess for most of us we don’t get the privilege of having different coffees to compare to, and also with the expert guidance of someone so passionate about coffee. I wish I could have someone like James walk me through the whole process and that would really be super enlightening.
Robert Wright Fonseca
As someone who has spent a lot of my life working with coffee and has invested a lot of my time in learning about it, this video was such a treat to watch, and it taught me a great deal about how to walk someone through the process of understanding coffee. I love this. Thank you.
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito 6 ヶ月 前
I'm a huge fan of Tom, him trying things again and realizing he likes them should be a lesson to us all
Congele 2 ヶ月 前
As someone who became increasingly interested in coffee over the last couple of years, this was simultaneously very interesting, formative, and entertaining! I absolutely loved every seconds of it, and even as someone who had been drinking coffee for a while already, this really makes me want to do some kind of taste test similar to this, to try to better define my taste preferences and further improve my palette! I shall try to do this the next time I visit a café, for sure!
Zoe 7 ヶ月 前
Im not a coffee person, but i do think cafes should have a tasting experience like this in shop to help people find their coffee. Id probably try it if there was one i knew about.
Aaron Haag
Aaron Haag 年 前
I’ve always been enamored by Tom’s success and his hard work to create his channel, but the fact he did all of it without a crippling caffeine addiction is truly astonishing. Kinda makes me hate him, joking of course.
Rurisa 年 前
I think they are decaf
Ronny Murphy
Ronny Murphy 年 前
at 2:27, it shows that all 3 are decaf
Jeffrey Suen
Jeffrey Suen 年 前
@Rurisa The point is Tom has a successful youtube channel without needing caffeine when making video...
Luiz 年 前
@Jeffrey Suen plot twist, 20 boxes of Tea
silenc3x 年 前
He's a brit, they are all about tea anyway.
Daisy By Design
Daisy By Design 9 ヶ月 前
A tasting session like this would be so cool - I'd never be able to drink normal coffee again though 😂 I'd be insufferable!
Philippe deRepentigny
Coffee grows with you. After 50 years you develop a preferred taste and no one would dare take it away. Moderation is also the key to enjoying coffee. Tom's initial reaction to espresso surprised me ! So many people have a terrible reaction to espresso. There again, to me, a good espresso every once in awhile is so yummy. "I love coffee now !" Tom, I'm afraid is now hooked ! Congratulations to James Hoffmann for converting Tom to the great taste of coffee ! Great video, as always.
Oscar H
Oscar H 2 ヶ月 前
It’s fun to see how excited Tom is about coffee by the end of this 😂
Attempt 58
Attempt 58 年 前
I like how he's explaining everything down to the chemical level, really helps to actually understand what's going on
Daniel Bernardo
Daniel Bernardo 4 ヶ月 前
I love how James just breaks down coffee on a level that is easy to understand the complexity of coffee. I used to be the type of person that would just drink whatever we had in the house that my family or Girlfriend would buy. I always found it too bitter so I'd add cream and sugar to get it to my liking. After watching james videos and trying different coffees I found that I like Community Coffee Golden caramel it's smooth no acidity, slightly bitter. I just add a small bit of Coffeemate liquid Italian Sweet Creme and it's been fantastic.
Mustakrakish 年 前
Now Im jealous of anyone that has enough clout to say “Hmm I think i’ll try X” and then get introduced to it by the premier subject matter expert while getting paid for it. Well done, Tom. Been a fan of both of yours for a long time.
# 1 Ed Sheeran Hater
And I’m a fan of your username
Mustakrakish 年 前
@# 1 Ed Sheeran Hater Awaken.
Reyos Blackwood
Or the "I got an email" situations where those experiences come to Tom
Mellie 9 ヶ月 前
Absolutely loved this. I live in France and i hate the coffee here. I have resigned myself to the fact that they kill coffee beans for fun and call it yummy. I wish James could come and taste the coffee here. I would so love to hear what he thinks about french coffee beans. There is something definitely wrong. I like the coffee in Italy just next door to where we live but all over this country, getting a delicious coffee is an accident! Please come to France James and taste our coffee and tell us what is going on!
Michael Weir
Michael Weir 9 日 前
James should do this with a favorite patron or random subscriber as a prize! How fun would that be to have James Hoffmann help you find your coffee preferences!
Sebastian Meeson
Never seen coffee be so deep before. Now I understand it. Fair play to you both.
John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez 6 ヶ月 前
This video is a master class in humility, open mindedness, and communication.
class A surfacing
The funniest part was watching both gentlemen go from slightly relaxed and open at the beginning to caffeine infused excitable chipmunks at the end. Well done lads. Well done.
My Girlfriend Doesn't Like Robots
James: agrees with something Tom said about coffee Tom: This is great. I’m going to get a good grade in coffee, something that is both normal to want and possible to achieve
phenomanII 11 ヶ月 前
exactly what it reminded me of too
Landlocked_Lifts 9 ヶ月 前
He's just like me fr
PeachFuzz 9 ヶ月 前
A copy Of a copy
A copy Of a copy 9 ヶ月 前
That sounds like something jeremy from peep show would say in his head
Damian 6 ヶ月 前
This video is like a gateway drug into the world of coffee, funny how many of us went down the rabbit hole thanks to Tom
John Goodman
John Goodman 5 ヶ月 前
James you are an incredibly kind, likeable and friendly person. I'd love to have a cup one day with you. You strike me as a person that would be fun to fellowship with just 2 guys that love coffee. Thank you for your exceptional service to our coffee drinker community!
Kip 年 前
Going around testing different stuff you think you wouldn't like, or you don't know if you like, and then having someone experienced showing it to you would be such an interesting experience :)
Rose 6 ヶ月 前
I'd love someone like James to talk me through cheeses, I'm very conservative in my cheese tastes for a European person and I get a feeling of fear when trying new cheese cuz I really dislike some and idk it worries me excessively so I don't really try new cheese often and I'd like to because the cheeses I like I love.
Christian Michael
Christian Michael 5 ヶ月 前
The note about the role temperature plays in flavor is interesting because that’s something I’ve noticed when I make tea. Oftentimes I add creamer and sugar to taste when hot, and later it feels a bit too sweet. On the opposite end, soy sauce. If you have soy sauce, if you store it on a shelf or in a fridge, take some now and shove the container into the other location. You’ll find the refrigerated soy sauce is much less salty. So having it cold reduces the strength of the saltiness. Watching this video, I’m reminded of just how fascinating humans are. We spend so much time and effort, if we have the means and budget, time/money/otherwise to, to enhance the experience of every aspect of our lives, to different extents. Here it’s food.
Matthew Lister
Matthew Lister 6 ヶ月 前
Tom Scott is living proof you don't need coffee to be productive
Daniel Betekhtin
I couldn't put my finger on why I found this so fascinating, but then I realized that (as someone who's getting a degree in education), Hoffman's doing a great job scaffolding and constructing the experience almost like a good lesson. Bet he'd have been a terrific teacher in an alternate reality.
Alex Prescott
There is always something special about an enthusiastic expert sharing their love of a subject.
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Interests and hobbies aren't something you have. They're something you learn, and people like Hoffman know how to guide us.
Luna Sophia
Luna Sophia 年 前
Not all teachers are in a classroom. :)
spl744 年 前
@Luna Sophia This. I have learned so much from James.
Csanád Horváth
@Luna Sophia 95% of them aren't
HangulHoney 8 ヶ月 前
"That would have probably been more entertaining!" ...Nope. Guess again. There was literally nothing more entertaining than you sitting back with that bewildered, joyful chagrin as you said, "I like coffee now!" My whole face lit up and I started smiling and laughing like an idiot😂 Amazing video! I'm so glad you were able to find a coffee that you enjoyed and that you'll get the chance to join in on the experience that so many people enjoy every day. Happy coffee drinking, Tom!
freeedom22 6 ヶ月 前
This collab feels like, well, coffee and milk. Some kinda of harmony, an "OF COURSE" , natural mixture.
DJ Turbine
DJ Turbine 7 ヶ月 前
Two class acts. We need more people like this to enthuse us all with things we are not yet familiar with.
Dio Brando
Dio Brando 3 ヶ月 前
Damn, the "I like coffee now" got me. I'm so proud of James and happy for Tom. Now you know, that you not necessarily hate something, you just tasted a worst variant.
Q 年 前
I love Tom's confused face. It's the face of a smart person learning.
floorpizza 年 前
That's it, exactly! I was trying to put a label on that face, but failed. You nailed it.
Sasha 年 前
true that
Jemimah Rajakumar
Spot on
floofytown 年 前
It's Data-face. Tom's an android.
robert woodliff
Not sure about learning ., maybe more just attempting to dig through the english language to find an effective word ......... maybe this would have been better / less of a challenge in Italian ..
unfa🇺🇦 3 時間 前
This was fascinating to watch. I never got into espresso, and always had been drinking coffee with sugar if not milk as well. This video encourages me to explore and seek purer tastes.
JonasL 7 ヶ月 前
You are a very good taster Tom. And helped by James's very clever way of guiding you through the tasting process.
Aethyr 9 ヶ月 前
Seeing Tom try something new and find genuine enjoyment in it is really nice. Sure it's fun to watch his videos where he tries something new and is like "aaaaa oh my god I hate this I'm going to die but I'm gonna persevere" is fun too in its own way, but this is just really nice
Martin Eriksson
Martin Eriksson 6 ヶ月 前
What an interesting and entertaining piece of work. Big thanks to both of you !
Redex x
Redex x 8 ヶ月 前
this is actually very sweet and can see toms nervousness turn into genuine interest
Every time Tom guesses a note in the taste or smell of the coffee and is told he’s right i feel like a proud parent in a weird way.
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 年 前
A coffee fitting, this would be a brilliant service that I would pay for.
myusikah 年 前
he's a precious and delightful human bean :")
D. William Campman
"I found a skill!"
Azriel Elijay
We kind of are right? I've been watching Tom since I found him trying to erase his fingerprints.
Dreamwood's Butterfly
I so enjoyed this. I've only recently started to really enjoy coffee. Will check local shops to see if a cupping if offered. Looks like a good way to choose a coffee before purchase. I'm glad to see Tom liked the espresso. Am looking into a home espresso mahine now!
Kyle_ESO 4 ヶ月 前
No one better to present coffee to a non-coffee drinker than James. What a legend!
Eamon Mulholland
Eamon Mulholland 3 ヶ月 前
Very wholesome; what a joy to watch ❤☕️
Radu Szilagyi
Radu Szilagyi 3 ヶ月 前
Legend sais that after a life of not drinking coffee, this half an hour of coffee tasting made him still not able to fall asleep
Geaux Big Garage
Geaux Big Garage ヶ月 前
I'd love to go to a wine tasting with Tom sometime. The commentary and discussion would be great!
Tymo R.
Tymo R. 年 前
The moment Tom says "I like coffee now" makes me smile for some reason
therealpanse 年 前
gave me some Ralph Wiggum vibes. "I like men now"
Mothy 年 前
@therealpanse 5:24 it’s a bit fruity
Demetri Loizou
Me too!
Aditya Puranik
I said "We did it boys!!! Famous youtuber who we all like, love and adore now likes the same thing that we do!!! Yaeyyyy!!". Thank you James
Bryson Lambes
You would, godot, you coffee fiend.
Simon inSweden
Simon inSweden 4 ヶ月 前
Really nice video guys. So nice to see two really nice blokes explore something with open minds.
Janne Wolterbeek
Janne Wolterbeek 7 ヶ月 前
Now this is funny, I discovered Tom and James’ channels around the same time, and somehow these two together feels very familiar, should do a weekly/monthly get together!
Beth Anne
Beth Anne 9 ヶ月 前
You guys have the best dynamic I could watch you guys chat about stuff like this for hours
Morgan McGlothan
Morgan McGlothan 6 ヶ月 前
This is by far one of the sweetest JPvid vids I’ve ever watched ❣️
I'm glad James isn't a supervillain because that was a masterclass in planning and manipulating expectations. I saw that cheeky grin when it was all working out!
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 年 前
Tom. Been a fan of both of yours for a long time.
Hermeshoes 年 前
James used to do coffee competitions and used NLP to try to influence the judges by using certain words or wording. Who knows if it worked hah but funny that you mention it
Kas S
Kas S 年 前
@Hermeshoes thats interesting. As far as I know, with human psychology, NLP actually doesn't work. Its just sudo science.
Moltenlava 年 前
@Kas S sudo manipulate-human
PbPomper 6 ヶ月 前
Its'crazy how pallete changes over time. I used to hate coriander and goat cheese, and now they are some of my favorite ingredients.
berendbmx 2 ヶ月 前
James is so humble. He clearly is a next level expert. It’s unbelievable
BYtoady Nolastname
BYtoady Nolastname 5 ヶ月 前
I feel like I'm watching someone discover the taste equivalent of learning the actual lyrics to a song they've always heard and sung wrong.
Sean Cook
Sean Cook 4 ヶ月 前
I'll take more 30 minute episodes of lovely fellows having a lovely little time, please
Hubert Lenningrad
Hubert Lenningrad 9 ヶ月 前
Tom Scott is amazing in that he can make almost anything interesting, and on the off chance that it still doesn't quite pique your interest it's still awesome to watch him having fun. Kudos.
Floobde Doop
Floobde Doop 年 前
He's just tasting coffee but it somehow feels like a gameshow. "Is it.. more bitter?" "It IS more bitter! Correct. Next round."
Demetri Loizou
Daan Wilmer
Daan Wilmer 年 前
Which is actually quite on-brand for Tom.
Ragnhild 年 前
@Computational Trinitarianism “An apt description.”
catfish552 年 前
Tom Scott: Relentlessly Competitive
Luuuuube 7 ヶ月 前
I think with coffee and beer, bitter drinks in general, it really comes down to finding the right flavour for you. Different brands and their products all taste considerably different from each other.
Red Rob
Red Rob 9 ヶ月 前
I think Tom being a linguist has helped him a lot here, more than I could convey
Charles Junn
Charles Junn 4 ヶ月 前
I can't like this whole experience enough! Tom, coming from a near non-coffee experience, showing the sheer elation of enjoying coffee made my day. James, you continue to confirm your coffee weirdo/expert moniker!
Daniel McCarthy
Daniel McCarthy 10 ヶ月 前
James is so knowledgeable and passionate, he could have been serving a selection of dishwaters and converted somebody!
Kalerian_ 8 ヶ月 前
James explaining his love for coffee through this is so wholesome!