It is true. I have never had a single sip of coffee. I once had a sip of some kind of crazy mixture of capachino that was full of all sorts of non-coffee flavors but it wasn’t a real cup of coffee. I think it goes back to my childhood when my dad used to drink coffee every morning and I really didn’t like the smell. I figure I can’t really like the way something tastes if I don’t like the smell. So I have avoided it the past 28 years.
It is funny how we form opinions of things that we have never tried. We don’t like the way it looks or we saw someone else react strongly to it. How many have formed opinions about God, Christ, or church but have never spent time with any of them? Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” 2 Cor 2:15 says, “We are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” I wonder how many people have smelled the aroma and figure they won’t like the taste. Smell can happen without coming into contact with what you are smelling. Taste cannot.