Does being out of date 'mature' olive oil? I was in the newsagent and the guy asked me if I'd tried cardamom coffee, to which I replied that I had, it tasted funny, i realised it was out of date (BBE 03/2009) and so I chucked it out. He said I shouldn't have because being out of date 'matures' it and that 'an arab guy' told him. He said that I should'ave made it like an espresso, not like a normal pot of coffee and that's why it tasted bad. Then he said that it was the same with olive oil.
This really ground my gears, so to speak. It's one thing for him to advocate a minor product such as cardamom coffee being out of date, but olive oil? That is the sort of thing which offends me to my very core.
So my question really is threefold:
Does either cardamom coffee or olive oil benefit from being out of date?
Has anyone ever tried cardamom coffee and had a positive experience?
Are there any 'arab guys' out there who can shed any light on this situation?