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Would You Pay $7 for a Cup of Coffee?

AdriHead 2012/11/30 20:15:15
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Do you think $4 is a bit much for a vanilla latte at Starbucks? Well then, cover your eyes, because the ultra-popular coffee chain is making java even more costly. Starbucks will soon be offering its new Costa Rica Finca Palmilera coffee -- and charging $7 for a Grande-sized cup.

So what's so great about this Costa Rican cup of joe? Well, it's made with Geisha beans -- which is a rare variety of coffee beans with a delicate fruity aroma, a red-berry color and only grown in parts of Central America. But do you think the rare form of coffee bean is worth the marked-up price? We'll let you be the judge of that.

SHINE.YAHOO.COM reports:
Not long ago, $7 was the price of a hearty lunch. Now it's the price of a cup of coffee. Not just any coffee, but a Grande-sized cup of Starbucks new Costa Rica Finca Palmilera.
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  • moriarty 2012/11/30 20:25:40 (edited)
    No, that's ridiculous!
    moriarty
    +13
    I'm old school. I like a cup of joe black, no cream, no sugar. and I still pay a dollar and a half for it. The way a man should. No latte, no fratte, none of that gay man coffee that costs $4 or even $7. the feminization of men seems to be coming full force.

    am I the only one who still calls it a cup of joe?

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  • kage 2013/01/21 00:20:37
    No, that's ridiculous!
    kage
    +1
    i don't drink coffee. i drink tea.
  • Dave 007 2013/01/13 15:20:32
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Dave 007
    +1
    Every morning on my way to work, I see lot's of people going to Starbucks. What a bunch of brainwashed morons.
  • wtw 2012/12/27 14:34:42
    No, that's ridiculous!
    wtw
    no
  • Quazimoto 2012/12/14 18:01:08
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Quazimoto
    +1
    So we are going through a recession and people have 7 dollars to pay for a cup of coffee. Only the government thinks this way.
  • Megan 2012/12/06 22:03:11
  • Lana 2012/12/06 21:59:46
    Yes, if it's a premium and rare type of coffee.
    Lana
    Yes, I only drink Starbucks coffee and would pay $10.00 id I needed to. Nasty stuff in grocery stores !
  • Cooloo 2012/12/06 18:06:18
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Cooloo
    Well i am not really keen on coffee but if i did like coffee it would still be a no-no
  • Flea 2012/12/06 01:47:04
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Flea
    I find it hard justifying spending 2.20 on a large Drunkin Donuts coffee....
  • Vitalani 2012/12/06 01:22:09
    Yes, if it's a premium and rare type of coffee.
    Vitalani
    I'll try pretty much anything once. Hell, I spent $5 on water once just to try it.

    voss
  • kage Vitalani 2013/01/21 00:22:17
    kage
    tap water.
  • Vitalani kage 2013/01/21 00:39:28
    Vitalani
    Hardly..lol
  • jgh57 2012/12/05 23:42:13
    Yes, if it's a premium and rare type of coffee.
    jgh57
    We have not but we live in the land of Starbucks so we probably will at least once.
  • Lolita666 2012/12/05 22:48:35
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Lolita666
    We get our coffee for free.
  • DontDri... Lolita666 2012/12/06 14:16:50
    DontDrinkSoda
    How?
  • Lolita666 DontDri... 2012/12/09 15:22:03
    Lolita666
    +2
    My grandfather owns a coffee farm in Central America.
  • DontDri... Lolita666 2012/12/12 15:45:14
    DontDrinkSoda
    Well that is pretty awesome.
  • kage DontDri... 2013/01/21 00:22:39
    kage
    that's sweet
  • WankerBait 2012/12/05 22:18:37
    No, that's ridiculous!
    WankerBait
    +1
    I make many an awesome cup at home from the pound of beans I pay less than $10.00 for. Why any rational person would pay $7.00 for a cup is beyond me...
  • Lana WankerBait 2012/12/06 22:03:36
    Lana
    I used to use beans myselff but then I had a real cup of coffee from Starbucks and I threw the beans in the trash.
  • WankerBait Lana 2012/12/06 22:29:47
    WankerBait
    Don't misunderstand, I've had Starbucks too, and I enjoy their coffee, but not to the tune of $7.00/cup... I don't know what brand of coffee beans you were grinding, brewing, and drinking, but the coffee I make at home using my French press is definitely "real" coffee. It's better than Starbucks IMO...
  • Ozymandias 2012/12/05 22:13:41
  • Fef 2012/12/05 21:43:06
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Fef
    +2
    though I probably have at one point during my travels.
  • Vegas Dude 2012/12/05 18:34:36
    Yes, if it's a premium and rare type of coffee.
    Vegas Dude
    I find this telling. Almost the entire country says that $7.00 is too much. Yet, if it came right down to it, those same individuals will probably try is just once. I voted yes, not because I would buy one every day, but because I would at least try it. I think most people would, if only once.
  • Commander Pyle 2012/12/05 18:12:06
    Yes, if it's a premium and rare type of coffee.
    Commander Pyle
    It's a drink. I wouldn't go into 7/11 and leave with a $10 cup of coffee. It all depends on the setting and the situation.

    I wonder how many voting no feel the need to go to a bar and get drunk of expensive cheap alcoholic beverages?
  • Magical Mushroom 2012/12/05 16:26:25 (edited)
    Yes, if it's a premium and rare type of coffee.
    Magical Mushroom
    Its rare and hard to find what do you want it to be 4 dollars like the regular coffee. I would buy it once a year.
    lol cat fancy
  • Job 2012/12/05 16:23:49
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Job
    +1
    Anybody that's too damn lazy to brew their own coffee deserves to pay $7 a cup!
    I can get a pound of great coffee for $10 and it will last me for a month.
  • Lana Job 2012/12/06 22:07:24
    Lana
    The USA is not know for good coffee as other countries are. Nothing in this country comnes close to Starbucks !Nothing ! Throw your rat gut in the trash where it belongs.
  • **yuri-the-emo** 2012/12/05 15:28:46
    No, that's ridiculous!
    **yuri-the-emo**
    but only if it was really good and worth $7
  • Alex DeLarge (ACO) 2012/12/05 14:44:21
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Alex DeLarge (ACO)
    +1
    This Whole society is ridiculous.
  • JessDeCristo 2012/12/05 12:29:36
    No, that's ridiculous!
    JessDeCristo
    +1
    I can get a whole meal with that money at Burger king, Wendy's and on and on and on.
  • Lana JessDeC... 2012/12/06 22:09:23
    Lana
    +1
    Oh I see that you do NOT care about what you put in your body if you eat at such places, yuck !
  • JessDeC... Lana 2012/12/07 00:15:53
    JessDeCristo
    I don't believe it's none of your business what I drink or eat, so move on sister!
  • Phoenix 2012/12/05 10:49:25
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Phoenix
    +1
    Starbucks avoid all UK tax while making huge profits here. F**k 'em.
  • M 2012/12/05 07:03:02
    No, that's ridiculous!
    M
    +2
    Dunkin' Donuts > Starbucks.

    dunkin donuts starbucks

    True story.
  • Keeping It Real 2012/12/05 05:11:13
    Yes, if it's a premium and rare type of coffee.
    Keeping It Real
    I'm not a consistent coffee drinker but if it was so tasty like none other, I'd probably try it out.
  • Gloria 2012/12/05 04:10:46
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Gloria
    And I use to be a barista!
  • wilsonmja 2012/12/05 04:09:39
    No, that's ridiculous!
    wilsonmja
    +3
    Unless it came with a blow job.
  • Roblem BN-0 2012/12/05 04:00:24 (edited)
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Roblem BN-0
    +1
    but, many people need to stand in line to feed the addiction and WILL pay whatever it costs.
  • hatter 2012/12/05 03:54:58
    No, that's ridiculous!
    hatter
    +1
    The price of coffee is going up at the same rate as the price of gas.
  • Cn2012 2012/12/05 01:49:15
    No, that's ridiculous!
    Cn2012
    If I have to stop and catch my breath to order it, maybe it's just too rich for my blood.
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