Our relationship with coffee is a complicated one. Obviously we love it — it’s a delicious way to start your morning. And it’s easy to make it your own, whether that means cream and sugar, adding pumpkin flavors or keeping it black as the night. We drink it for comfort, and we drink it for energy. It’s perfect for winter, and it tastes delicious over ice in the summer. But here is where the complications set in. Sometimes the cravings can be intense, and you can definitely feel a twinge of disappointment when you start to see the bottom of your cup. But luckily for us, that is why coffee is convenient! Take it on the go, store it in your thermos, bring your Café Valet maker with you or grab it at a drive-through (if you’re desperate). But wait — how much does that coffee cost?! WOW! Check out some of these costly cups of joe, and be astonished by how deep some people are willing to dig into their pockets to satisfy their cravings:
MELBOURNE, AUS | DON PACHI GEISHA | $25/CUP
Did you know that at ST. ALi, a cafe located in Melbourne, cups of the rare Panamanian Don Pachi Geisha sold for around $25 a cup? A cup! (The Guardian)
BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE | UNKNOWN & ABSURD | $13/CUP
Are you looking to be a little more eccentric? Then how about trying this $13 siphon brewed coffee? It certainly triggered flashbacks to our chemistry days.
GREENPOINT, NY | NORDIC LATTE | $10/CUP
So, the price of the Budin's $10 Nordic latte featuring "high class” licorice powder might not shock you, but their 6 month coffee subscription should. It's "just" $571. For that money, the coffee had better brew itself. (New York Post)
SANTA MONICA, CA | KOPI LUWAK | $80/CUP
If you’re in Santa Monica and need an energy boost, just stop by Funnel Mills and pick up one of their $80 top-of-the-line cups of coffee. Wait … $80?! Per cup?! Do you think you get a free puppy with that purchase? You should. (Forbes)
One question: Who in the world is willing to pay this much for coffee? We sure aren’t — especially not when we can easily make our own perfect Café Valet brew.