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Following in the footsteps of $50 hamburgers, there is now a $12 cup of coffee in New York. Not a double half-caf mochacino soy latté with fairy dust sprinkled on it, mind you, but a $12 cup of regular drip coffee. Café Grumpy has introduced the heady brew, custom roasted in-store at their locations in Brooklyn and Chelsea.

Designer coffees are nothing new, and the bar has been raised to the point where people are willing to pay over $200 for a pound of coffee that has been fermented in the gut of some ferret-looking jungle animal and then crapped out. I'm a big coffee drinker, but I'm pretty sure I could go the rest of my life without pawing through some animal's feces to put together my morning Joe.

So, has anyone tried this $12 cup of coffee yet? Does it really light the world on fire? Or is it just Folgers brewed up by a dirty hippie and sold in a coffee shop that's too cute for its own good? On a side note, how much coffee do you consume on an average day?

Comments (23)

  • M-001's picture

    0 coffee consumed by me, but your description of their $12 cup is probably spot on.

    I would consider trying a $50 burger, but not an everyday lunch. Even for a one-time deal, $50 is pushing it.

    There is a famous burger joint here in Chicago who charges only $10-12, but I have said before that I would pay as much as $30 to eat it. It is that good.

  • MarkyMarkWahlbergWasAwesome's picture

    No coffee for me. No caffeine either for that matter, when I can help it. I'm too high strung as it is, so coffee and caffiene just make me totally miserable.

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  • sick_willy's picture

    usually about 160-240 grams of caffeine a day (2-3 cups of coffee) but i do it with red bull and 5 hour energy

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  • In reply to sanjose04
    M-001's picture

    sanjose04 wrote:
    In my case, I usually drink 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day. And, a senior banker who I worked with before told me that he had spent over $2,000 for a single month, just for coffee; a true heavy coffee drinker.
    But, a 12$ coffee doesn’t really surprise me that much. I had once visited a restaurant where it sold a bottle of cola for 10$!

    I believe it. $10 for a bottle of water at restaurants

  • Gekko21's picture

    I guess no one saw the movie "The Bucket List.". It was an excellent movie. Pay close attention to the last few lines of the movie.

    "Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."