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(SeattlePI)   Starbucks executives and bean counters think the time is right to introduce the $80/pound bag of coffee   (blog.seattlepi.com) divider line 25
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1167 clicks; posted to Business » on 28 Nov 2012 at 10:48 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-28 08:42:21 AM  
Sounds good for a Sunday morning or after a good meal but it has entered pretentious wine drinking territory.

I'd order it with 4 milks and 10 sugars just to make the tool behind the counter squirm.
 
2012-11-28 10:44:30 AM  
Why not? That's how much the k-cups cost.
 
2012-11-28 10:50:45 AM  
$80? You get a BJ from the cute barista for that too?
 
2012-11-28 10:51:39 AM  
They do this periodically, and it makes sense in a coffee mad city that has more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in the US.
 
2012-11-28 10:58:11 AM  
Anyone who thinks Fourbucks makes good coffee is dumb enough and rich enough to buy it by the pound.
 
2012-11-28 11:05:19 AM  
Of course it's a good move. There's a sucker born every minute. And that sucker can't wait to tell you about the "hints of this" and "aromatic compounds of that". Personally, unless it's served by Kim Kardashian in a bikini, I'll stick to whatever is on sale at Kroger. I don't need $80 coffee to stain my teeth
 
2012-11-28 11:06:19 AM  
The last time I had a cup of coffee, it cost $.10 a cup and unlimited refills. It was at Sambo's.
 
2012-11-28 11:07:39 AM  
Starbucks' new super-expensive coffee: Worth it?

Depends. Is it going to be burnt to a crisp like the rest of their coffee?
 
2012-11-28 11:30:10 AM  
is this the coffee made from beans picked out of cat poop?
 
2012-11-28 11:34:46 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Starbucks' new super-expensive coffee: Worth it?

Depends. Is it going to be burnt to a crisp like the rest of their coffee?


Of course it will, the point of that is to carbonize any unique characteristics out of the beans, so it doesn't matter what beans they use, you can only taste char.
Interestingly enough you can get ten pounds of unroasted Yigracheffe, one of the highest rated coffees in the world for 10$ more than that one pound bag, and that was with thirty seconds of careless ebay searching.
 
2012-11-28 12:06:24 PM  
That bag must be from the batch they DIDN'T over roast.
 
2012-11-28 12:36:22 PM  

notmtwain: Why not? That's how much the k-cups cost.


Came here to say this. Anyone with a Kureg cannot laugh.
 
2012-11-28 12:38:47 PM  

groppet: $80? You get a BJ from the cute barista for that too?


No, that's the $160 bag of beans. For $80, you get a reacharound from the dude whose 4 credits shy of a liberal arts degree with the bad tattoos.
 
2012-11-28 12:56:56 PM  
Not much info for an actual coffee nerd to use. How is this stuff processed, how high was it grown, etc..
 
2012-11-28 01:22:06 PM  

El Dudereno: Not much info for an actual coffee nerd to use. How is this stuff processed, how high was it grown, etc..


Exactly. I've bought coffee this expensive before, but from a roaster who knew what he was doing. I suppose some suckers will fall for $80 charcoal.
 
2012-11-28 01:56:01 PM  
Starbucks coffee is the equivalent of burnt microwave popcorn.
 
2012-11-28 02:38:21 PM  

YodaBlues: groppet: $80? You get a BJ from the cute barista for that too?

No, that's the $160 bag of beans. For $80, you get a reacharound from the dude whose 4 credits shy of a liberal arts degree with the bad tattoos.


He better have soft hands!
 
2012-11-28 02:50:53 PM  
Maybe they should get the $10 bags of coffee right before they venture into luxury goods.
 
2012-11-28 07:34:50 PM  
Part of the lyrics to Gangnam Style ridicule people who pay an obscene amount of money for a cup of coffee. Psy was right on target.
 
2012-11-29 03:40:07 AM  

El Dudereno: Not much info for an actual coffee nerd to use. How is this stuff processed, how high was it grown, etc..


It would be nice to know that, yes - it's probably the only coffee Starbucks roasts to have ever earned more than a contempt filled glare from Stumptown.
 
2012-11-29 09:13:14 AM  
There is only one coffee in the world :

www.mon-cafe.fr

All the rest is superfluous.
 
2012-11-29 09:41:19 AM  
Only $80? Amateurs
 
2012-11-29 05:45:14 PM  

padraig: There is only one coffee in the world :

[www.mon-cafe.fr image 400x400]

All the rest is superfluous.


Yeah, illy roasts a tasty bean. Intelligentsia's Black Cat is pretty darn good, too.
 
2012-11-30 05:55:53 AM  

wiseolddude: The last time I had a cup of coffee, it cost $.10 a cup and unlimited refills. It was at Sambo's.


Well you're obviously a racist
 
2012-11-30 06:01:08 AM  
Can't wait to try a cup at Stumptown.
 
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