Thursday, June 16, 2016
The $15 dollar cup of coffee, is it worth the price?
While perusing the list of the least and most expensive things in San Francisco a few weeks ago, I ran across several articles which talked about the "$15.00 cup of coffee" at Equator. The blend is Finca Sophia. I have tried Equator coffees in the past and I must say they are superb. Don't think I've ever had a bad roast. But fifteen bucks for one cup of coffee is a bit much even for a coffee enthusiast like me.
Then last week, I read on twitter that Blue Bottle has a $16.00 cup of coffee. Blue Bottle's offering is "Port of Mokha." Sourced from Yemen which is said to be "the birthplace of coffee in the Western world." I have had Blue Bottle's coffee which is also very good.
I also read that both of these coffees are extremely rare, hard to find, and sell out quickly.
I work hard and can appreciate "treating yourself." I also think it's about the "experience" just as much as the coffee. I am grateful for fair-trade and sustainable farming.
However, I just don't know if the economy, or more specifically, my pocket can withstand these prices. Where do the prices peak?
That said, I would really like to try them both. You know, for "research purposes."
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