Okay this fact may seem strange to you, but I find it quite interesting and for that reason am posting it.
Did you know that if you were to go to a perfume store for some serious perfume shopping you would most likely find a bowl of coffee beans close by? Why is this? Well, it seems that smelling coffee beans kinds of "resets" your sniffer so that you can keep enjoying the different fragrances. You sniff the beans, wait a minute or two, then go back to smelling the fragrances.
Which brings up another interesting fact that I didn't know. Did you know that if you were to work at Starbucks you are not allowed to wear any kind of fragrance, i.e.; cream, perfume or cologne, while on the job? The company doesn't want anything to detract from the wonderful aroma of coffee. And I guess perfume and coffee definitely are at odds are far as our sniffers go.
Thus, the reason for the beans in the perfume store.