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Starbucks’ new $7 ‘Geisha’ coffee is its priciest ever

Starbucks’ new $7 ‘Geisha’ coffee is its priciest ever

By Ryan Faughnder, Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 1:17 PM

Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Starbucks Corp. has started selling a specialty coffee that costs $7 for a 16-ounce “grande” cup, making it the company’s priciest brew, as customers demand more premium products.

The Costa Rica Finca Palmilera coffee costs $40 for a half- pound bag and $6 for a 12-ounce “tall” cup, Lisa Passe, a Starbucks spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. It’s made from a rare, difficult-to-grow varietal called Geisha. The new coffee is available at only 46 locations in the U.S. Northwest with expensive Clover brewing machines.

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I boycot Starbucks.

Never will I give them 1 cent of my money.
Long live the small, independent cafe.

Good thing I don't regularly drink coffee...

and when I do it's either made at home or somewhere else besides $tarBUCK$.

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I could get a joint for $5.

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$7 for a cup of coffee?

Must be that fine Kopi Luwak Coffee (Cat Sh*t Coffee) that goes for $300 a Lb. Lol

Let me know how that tastes.

Aspirational 14%

Will sell tons of it in DC

Perfect for politicians... If only there was a $14 cup.

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Starbucks sucks...

Their beans are bitter and their baristas can't brew a decent cup of espresso to save their lives, with their little automatic machines.

I was a barista in High School, for a mom and pop shop. I learned to grind the beans myself, tamper the "espresso cookie" (as I called it) to perfection, and I could make a MEAN cappuccino, lol.

Starbucks = Noobs

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Wow! Sign of the times

I remember crazy sh!t like this when I lived in Japan in the early 90's. It was way more outrageous there and then, but this has the same kind of feel.

Who needs a $7 cup of coffee, really, when people are homeless and starving. It smacks of a misallocation of resources. The rich get richer, and $7 coffees and $10,000 bottles of scotch, and the poor get nothing.

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rich v. poor

I think it's great that people can afford $7 coffees. Most of this achievement is based on free market effects rather than corporatism.

Jeffrey Tucker is great at discussing this -- http://goo.gl/Ur1WS