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# CR : The world's best coffee

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13 Mar 2008, 09:10
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Can you please provide an explanation with your answer. Thanks

Advertisement: The world’s best coffee beans come from Colombia. The more Colombian beans in a blend of coffee, the better the blend, and no company purchases more Colombian beans than Kreemo Coffee, Inc. So it only stands to reason that if you buy a can of Kreemo’s coffee, you’re buying the best blended coffee available today.
The reasoning of the argument in the advertisement is flawed because it overlooks the possibility that
(A) the equipment used by Kreemo to blend and package its coffee is no different from that used by most other coffee producers
(B) not all of Kreemo’s competitors use Colombian coffee beans in the blends of coffee they sell
(C) Kreemo sells more coffee than does any other company
(D) Kreemo’s coffee is the most expensive blended coffee available today
(E) the best unblended coffee is better than the best blended coffee

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13 Mar 2008, 09:29
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C they buy more beans because they sell more not because they put more beans in each blend
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13 Mar 2008, 09:45
C for me too for the same reasons.
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13 Mar 2008, 10:38
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Can you please provide an explanation with your answer. Thanks

Advertisement: The world’s best coffee beans come from Colombia. The more Colombian beans in a blend of coffee, the better the blend, and no company purchases more Colombian beans than Kreemo Coffee, Inc. So it only stands to reason that if you buy a can of Kreemo’s coffee, you’re buying the best blended coffee available today.
The reasoning of the argument in the advertisement is flawed because it overlooks the possibility that
(A) the equipment used by Kreemo to blend and package its coffee is no different from that used by most other coffee producers out of scope
(B) not all of Kreemo’s competitors use Colombian coffee beans in the blends of coffee they sell not a flaw
(C) Kreemo sells more coffee than does any other company hold
(D) Kreemo’s coffee is the most expensive blended coffee available today doesn't explain anything, so what if it's expensive...out of scope
(E) the best unblended coffee is better than the best blended coffee IMO, above says nothing about unblended coffee, seems like a trick

I think the answer is C because we're looking for an answer that justifies their large purchase of beans. Just because you purchase a large amount of beans, it doesn't mean that the blend will contain a large quantity of beans - could be that they just sell a lot of coffee. Thus, it may not be the best coffee because they may be skimping on the beans. What's the OA?
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18 Nov 2011, 01:47
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Can you please provide an explanation with your answer. Thanks

Advertisement: The world’s best coffee beans come from Colombia. The more Colombian beans in a blend of coffee, the better the blend, and no company purchases more Colombian beans than Kreemo Coffee, Inc. So it only stands to reason that if you buy a can of Kreemo’s coffee, you’re buying the best blended coffee available today.
The reasoning of the argument in the advertisement is flawed because it overlooks the possibility that
(A) the equipment used by Kreemo to blend and package its coffee is no different from that used by most other coffee producers
(B) not all of Kreemo’s competitors use Colombian coffee beans in the blends of coffee they sell
(C) Kreemo sells more coffee than does any other company
(D) Kreemo’s coffee is the most expensive blended coffee available today
(E) the best unblended coffee is better than the best blended coffee

It's an assumption question.
Premise 1: More Colombian beans in a blend -> better the blend
Premise 2: Kreemo Coffee, Inc. buys max Colombian beans.
Conclusion: Kreemo Coffee, Inc. sells the best blend.
Assumption 1: Does not mention the amount of coffee sold.
Assumption 2: .... (I didn't think about it)

(C) mentions that missing assumption.
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18 Nov 2011, 08:30
Good question. I filtered down to C and E and then voted for E
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18 Nov 2011, 20:59
+1 for C.

A very good GMAT question.

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18 May 2012, 06:40
It is an easy one. what is the source?
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19 May 2012, 03:19
An Easy one. C

Argument can be proved flawed if the reason to buy more Colombian beans is to produce more coffee instead of to increase the quality of the coffee.
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22 May 2012, 16:47
I chose E because the question ask for an argument that seeks to 'weaken' (ie 'find the flaw') in the claim that the coffee is the best. Within the stem, the argument does allude to the fact that the coffee is the 'best' because not only is it Colombian but also blended. So, if there was a counter argument not on the basis of the origin of the bean but state of the bean when sold, blended vs unblended, therein is the flaw.
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22 May 2012, 16:55
Vavali wrote:
Can you please provide an explanation with your answer. Thanks

Advertisement: The world’s best coffee beans come from Colombia. The more Colombian beans in a blend of coffee, the better the blend, and no company purchases more Colombian beans than Kreemo Coffee, Inc. So it only stands to reason that if you buy a can of Kreemo’s coffee, you’re buying the best blended coffee available today.
The reasoning of the argument in the advertisement is flawed because it overlooks the possibility that
(A) the equipment used by Kreemo to blend and package its coffee is no different from that used by most other coffee producers
(B) not all of Kreemo’s competitors use Colombian coffee beans in the blends of coffee they sell
(C) Kreemo sells more coffee than does any other company
(D) Kreemo’s coffee is the most expensive blended coffee available today
(E) the best unblended coffee is better than the best blended coffee

C: Because they sell more coffee than Kreemo needs to buy more Colombian beans to make the blend. It does not translate into a blend of coffee bean with more Colombian beans.
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22 May 2012, 21:38
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C - Kreemo buys more Colombian beans than any other company. It is stated that more the C Beans in a blend of coffee, better the blend. If Kreemo sells more coffee than any other company, obviously it would have to by more C Beans and that does not automatically mean they use more C Beans in their blend.

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08 Sep 2017, 13:03
C , probably it sells more coffee so it buys more.

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