Coffee Is Officially As Expensive As Wine Now


Forget so-called “catshit coffee” (the bean that’s harvested from civet dung) — Café Grumpy is now charging $12 for a cup that doesn’t come from poop. The new brew is made from Nekisse beans that are “dried on a raised African drying bed” (so they don’t sit on the ground). Roasted on site, they yield “flavors of apricot, pineapple, bergamot, kiwi and lime. The deeper tones are levels of chocolate, and the finish is super clean.”

Though, according to the Post, certain Grumpy customers say they can’t tell the difference. If $12 seems like too much to pay for something that isn’t being handed to you by a dandy with suspenders and a handlebar mustache, note that a Baltimore coffee shop, Spiro, charges $13 for a cup of El Salvadorian Aida Grand Reserve.

$12 Cup Isn’t Your Average Joe [NYP]