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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Dining' started by uggboy, Nov 28, 2012.
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|| Starbucks New Blend is $7 a Cup ||
Anyone had tried the new coffee offering yet?
I'm enjoying some of their Kenya coffee right this second... not thinking I'll shell out the cash for this one though. Someone who tries it should post a review in this thread
"A fool and their money are soon parted"
Jett Rink voted "No" and "No" in the survey. I avoid *bucks the best I can, but have occasionally opted in.
OT, but the joe at McD works wonders for a song.
And half price if you're a Senior Citizen and order "Senior coffee."
I don't do coffee from Starbucks... it's just nasty
To see if people could tell the difference between Starbucks' new $7 Clover-brewed "Costa Rica Finca Palmilera" reserve coffee and the regular stuff, Jimmy Kimmel sent a staff member to the streets of Hollywood to pull the ol' "Folgers switcheroo" on unsuspecting passers-by.
Except, instead of putting regular coffee in the premium coffee cup, Kimmel simply forewent the premium coffee altogether.
I am a Starbucks customer as long as they keep egg nog lattes on the menu. Once those are gone, I'm gone.
I have no problem paying a buttload for a great wine or special microbrew. Same goes for exotic coffee. Try a clover brew at Starbucks - it will blow you mind!
Not a starbucks fan, but I've had cup of excellence winning Panamanian Geshas in the past that were just phenomenal.
I got a cup of "worlds most expensive coffee" (some Indonesian name?) in Hong Kong and paid $40 US for it... It tasted like Coffee...
The one that's been, uh, processed by civet cats? Did you like it? I could try to work out a deal with my local feral cat.
Yes exactly that one...didn't know the background of it, would've preferred it that way too! As for the taste it was like French roast, nothing exciting IMO.
If you take a hop over to Indonesia, the price becomes closer to $5 which is fantastic. Kopi Luwak is awesome, it's just a really bad value outside of Indonesia. US prices would be closer to a thousand for a typcal regular-coffee sized bag (given this price, you find smaller bags, since shipping costs are dwarfed by product cost so might as well get fresh beans more often).
Regarding OP, haven't had a taste yet. However, nice to see more selection. It's unfortunate how most coffee is sold as some generic Arabica blend, when a single origin import can be so much better at a very moderate premium.
(I suppose you can call me a coffee snob after this )
Similar to those $50+ hamburgers that seem to be all the rage I suspect.
$40 USD (310 HKD) in Hong Kong could have you eating at a Michelin guide rated restaurant!
$50 like hell. There's a place in Houston that serves a $12 "haute dog" and I won't step foot in the place on principle.
I was somewhere recently that had $20 hot dogs on the menu- I think it was a Four Seasons Hotel actually?
Needless to say I didn't go for it.
i like your style (no homo)
i don't do starbucks. thank GOD dunkin opened up in my rural town a year or two ago. $7 for coffee. ridiculous. i showed up at my dunkin on day 1 and got a free cup. $1.31 a refill. plus it just destroys starsucks
and who the heck voted yes and didn't comment?!?
I didn't, but your rage against starbucks is at least somewhat misplaced in this instance. The price is actually fairly reasonable (in line with market prices), if the product quality is there.
Gesha/Geisha is expensive as all heck. It's rare, and it's rare because it doesn't produce much quantity. It's also really, really good - or at least has that potential. Yes scarcity inflates price but the quality has historcially been there. The Panamanian Esmerelda Gesha that I had was between 20-30 dollars a pound, unroasted. Even at that price my supplier typically needs to cap purchases to 1 or 2 pounds per person, and other places you need to preorder. It's pretty typical to at least double or triple unroasted pricing for roasted coffee so Starbucks is charging what the market typically bears.
I don't care for starbucks because I do not like their house style for roasts, and because they push out local businesses. They're also not typically in the top tier. I'd prefer more higher-end options, to be honest, not just cheap homogenized coffee on every corner. There's a place for the cheap stuff of course, but there's also a place for true top quality.
i read your first paragraph. sorry i "rage" too hard for ya. ignored the rest.
maybe they left out the pig hooves and intestines?
Kopi Luwak, that's where it's all at..
Re: Starbucks Geisha... Costa Rica baby...
Don't know this bean, but do drink plenty of Terrazu...