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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:21 PM

 

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

Source: Washington Post

Starbucks’ new $7 ‘Geisha’ coffee is its priciest ever
By Ryan Faughnder, Published: November 28

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.

“We have loyal reserve customers who are interested in any opportunity to try something as rare and exquisite as the Geisha varietal,” Passe said. “We are now offering more reserve coffees than ever before because of customer demand.”

Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee-shop operator, competes in specialty coffees with companies such as Chicago- based Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea Inc. and Portland, Oregon- based Stumptown Coffee Roasters, which rely on “single-origin” and “direct trade” coffee to sell to discerning customers.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/starbucks-selling-geisha-coffee-for-7-a-cup-in-priciest-brew/2012/11/28/31972df4-399d-11e2-9258-ac7c78d5c680_allComments.html?ctab=all_&wp_login_redirect=0

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Welcome_hubby Nov 2012 OP
Xipe Totec Nov 2012 #1
XemaSab Nov 2012 #2
tabasco Nov 2012 #3
NeoBergie Nov 2012 #4
Orrex Nov 2012 #5
Paladin Nov 2012 #10
donco Nov 2012 #6
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #15
jmowreader Nov 2012 #7
BadGimp Nov 2012 #8
marble falls Nov 2012 #9
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #11
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #12
Ash_F Nov 2012 #13
We are Devo Nov 2012 #14
hughee99 Nov 2012 #16

Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. Not as expensive as weasel poop coffee, but getting there. nt

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:29 PM

2. It's another step towards "Idiocracy"

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:29 PM

3. Fuck that shit.

I buy coffee at the dollar store when it's on sale for $6 a can.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:38 PM

4. I'll try it!

I love good coffee.. bring it on! No one can make me buy it again if I don't want to... if it's really delicious, it's about the same price as a good dessert in a decent restraunt... fair enough for me.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:49 PM

5. Probably called it "Geisha" because it sounds more exotic than "Lemming"

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Response to Orrex (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:30 AM

10. Well Said. (NT)

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:38 PM

6. Kirkland Colombian

from Costco is good enough for my halfa pot every morning.

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Response to donco (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:49 AM

15. My mom buys that stuff by the bushel

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:52 PM

7. If it came with a geisha I might think about it

I wouldn't think very long; $7 for a Tall is way out of line.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:43 AM

8. does it come with a Happy Finish?

goes really well with...

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:15 AM

9. Just one more thing I will not buy at Starbucks.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:37 AM

11. Zombies will line up.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:10 AM

12. I can't stand Starbucks bitter coffee

I drink Honey Dew coffee here in New England, Dunkins if there isn't a HD nearby. Cheaper and much better tasting, IMHO.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:23 AM

13. I searched for "Finca Palmilera coffee" and could not anything not related to Starbucks

So how great could it be if nobody heard about it before? Anyone know what it actually is? Sounds like a gimmick.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:27 AM

14. I'm sticking with Costco coffee... n/t

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:58 PM

16. Produced by former BoA CEO Rudolph Peterson and his family.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmeralda_Gesha

Though he was there in the 60's when it was still a west coast regional bank before being bought up and moved to NC. I believe this is the stuff anyway...

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