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NYC Cafe Introduces $12 Coffee

This cup o' joe is quite fancy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2010 12:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Attention coffee snobs: You have a new mecca. Starting today Café Grumpy in (where else?) New York will offer a $12 cup of coffee. That’s just coffee—not a cappuccino or a latte—so why the high price tag? “There are flavors you would expect in a really nice glass of wine,” the president of the distribution company tells the New York Post, going so far as to call it “a cacophony of nuances.”

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Brewed from handpicked beans grown in Ethiopia and “dried on a raised African drying bed,” the result is a coffee with “flavors of apricot, pineapple, bergamot, kiwi, and lime,” the prez says—and don’t even think about adding milk and sugar to it, a barista warns, or you will “lose a lot of the nuance.” But how does it taste? “My palate is not at an advanced level for coffee,” says one regular. “A $2.50 cup is fine.”
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