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Costa Rica, Home to the World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee

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Starbucks has started selling a specialty coffee called ‘Costa Rica Finca Palmilera’ which costs $7 for a 16-ounce grande cup, making it the most expensive drink sold by the Seattle-based company.

Original Article Text From Daily Mail UK

Starbucks’ new super-expensive coffee: Geisha variety that sells for $7-a-cup

The Costa Rica Finca Palmilera coffee is only available in 48 stores in America.

The premium coffee is made from a rare coffee varietal, known as Geisha, that is found in Central America and is notoriously difficult to grow.

A ‘tall’ cup of the coffee, without any added milk, costs $6 (£3.74), while a ‘grande’ cup costs $7 (£4.37).

An eight ounce bag (226 grammes) of the whole bean coffee costs customers $40 (£25).

Before the introduction of the Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, the coffee giant’s most expensive variety was Jamaican Blue Mountain.

The coffee is part of Starbucks’ limited edition ‘Reserve’ line and has proven a hit with aficionados.

One online store reportedly sold out of the variety in less than 24 hours.

Half of the stores in which the coffee is being sold are based in US city Seattle.
Seattle’s residents are renowned for their enthusiastic coffee-drinking, with more coffee consumed per capita than in any other American city.

Speaking at a tasting event in a Capitol Hill Starbucks store, green coffee specialist Leslie Wolford described the brew as ‘Lush, tropical, hints of white, not yellow, peach’.

Describing the coffee, she added: ‘A little bit of pineapple. Herbal complexity. Super-clean. Vibrant. Sparklingness.’

THE WORLD’S TOP TEN MOST EXPENSIVE COFFEE BEANS
Kopi Luwak, Indonesia – $160 per pound

Hacienda La Esmeralda, Panama – $104 per pound

Island of St. Helena Coffee Company, St. Helena – $79 per pound

El Injerto, Guatemala – $50 per pound

Fazenda Santa Ines, Brazil – $50 per pound

Blue Mountain, Jamaica – $49 per pound

Los Planes, El Salvador – $40 per pound

Kona, Hawaii – $34 per pound

Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon, Rwanda – $24 per pound

Yauco Selecto AA, Puerto Rico – $22 per pound

From Daily Mail UK

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