Starbucks unveils $7 cup of coffee
The Starbucks location on West Main this morning confirmed it doesn’t carry the beans. But, Cafe 212 co-owner Amanda Hayden tells us she’ll be happy to fancy up a large $2 coffee and stick a $7 price tag on it for you
From ChicagoTribune.com (full story):
Spend $7 on a full lunch or on a single cup of Starbucks coffee?
The brew in question: The Seattle giant’s new Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, its most expensive offering ever and also one of its rarest. The coffee is part of the company’s Reserve line and costs $7 for a grande cup.
An 8-ounce package costs $40. The uber-premium beans and brew are available only in 46 Starbucks stores in Portland and Seattle, as well as a licensed store in Idaho and Starbucks’ Roy Street Coffee & Tea offshoot in Washington.
There are more than 11,000 Starbucks stores nationwide.
Now Starbucks is working through 3,800 pounds of Finca Palmilera beans, which feature notes of white peach and pineapple, spokeswoman Alisa Martinez said.
“It leaves a tingly, kind of light feeling,” she said. “It’s a very exquisite coffee.”