I assume that was supposed to indicate that Lidl coffee is good because three people liked it? Not really convincing, especially when the other brands tested were mostly typical domestic brands. It just suggests then that typical Finnish coffee is worse than Lidl's. (is it really so bad?)
Lidl Coffee also was placed amongst the top 5 in other countries reviews, like f.e. in Germany, one of Europe's biggest coffee importer.
Then again a british tea-drinker might not be the best to judge coffee anyway
Just because something is from Lidl doesnt mean it is automatically bad. The basic food stuff like flour, sugar, milk, butter etc is perfectly fine and tastes like any other brand. The milk f.e. is from Arla afaik. Of course there is also the dodgy stuff which i wouldnt touch with a polestick, but that is something you will find in any discounter (and that's what Lidl is after all).
The reasons why Lidl is more expensive here than f.e. in Germany is that you have a lot of Finnish products here in Lidl (probably to raise the acceptance by the Finnish consumer) and you don't have the traditional competition like Aldi, which is usualy the reason for those pricefights. Lidl knows they are already cheaper than the locals, so they don't see a need to go even cheaper, that wouldn't bring them any further advantage.
Doesn't apply as the matter is subjective. The answer can only be decided by force of numbers. As I wrote, they've got you outnumbered.
Personally, I don't care - all coffee is vile to me, but I hear a lot of Finns saying coffee in Blahblahland is terrible, and plenty of foreigners have said that Finnish coffee is not good (putting it politely).
Depending of what countries people come from, that might be true. And Italians or Swiss might find the coffee here not good, but that might also be due to the fact that they are used to darker coffee (full roast vs light roast). But compared f.e. to French, UK or US coffee, Finnish coffee is quite ok. Mainly a question of what people are used to.
There are good restaurants here, I didn't say there aren't, but Finland does not have a foodie culture. Compare with France where food is the raison d'être. As already said, generally people here are more interested in price than quality. In some countries it is sacrilegious to even consider a compromise when it comes to quality.
Yes, but this food culture is disappearing more and more, people want cheap and plenty. They rather pay less for their food and get lower quality rather then have less money available for their holiday or electronics. All a matter of priorities. Is it the end of the world? no, but still rather sad.
Here in Finland, I have done everything I can to blend-in with the Finns, I've changed my hair color, wore differnet clothes, got different