Contact Us

Starbucks Debuts Most Expensive Coffee Yet

starbucks-logo
Starbucks.com

There’s always been a bit of a running joke about Starbucks coffee…people say that consumers pay $5 a cup for the same brew that costs $1 down the street.

In reality, Starbucks regular brewed coffee is about $2 for a grande (medium) size. Until now.

They have debuted Costa Rica Finca Palmilera from their ‘reserve’ line which costs $40 for a half pound of beans, or $7 for a grande (16 oz.) cup.

What makes it so pricey? It’s made from a rare variety of coffee bean from Central America known as Geisha.

So can the average person tell the difference?

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel put it to the test…(hilarity ensues.)

As a former Sbux employee, I have been known to snob out on reserve blends from time to time, but let’s be serious, if you’re guzzling down your daily caffeine fix with milk and sugar, you don’t need the fancy brew.

If you’re set on plunking down $7 for this cup of not-so-average joe, drink it black…(and prepare to buy a plane ticket, as it’s only available in stores in the Northwest that have those awesomely fancy Clover machines.)

What’s the most you’d spend for coffee? Tell us in the comment section below!

Best of 94.3 The Point

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://943thepoint.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Point Clique quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Point Clique contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.