World’s Most Expensive Cup

A cup of coffee can be cheap, quite affordable, and still be good.

A cup of coffee, every day, can also add up quickly.

Drinking coffee is a habit, a routine, and ritual for many people around the world. It tastes good, it feels good, and it is worth the expenditure, in my opinion.

While I support the idea of drinking coffee, trying coffee, and spending a little pocket money on coffee, I’m also rationale, reasonable, and responsible. I live within my limits, which means I will be skipping the world’s most expensive coffee.

Where is the world’s most expensive cup of coffee? Of course in one of the most expensive cities in the world: San Francisco. One of my favorite cities in the world is serving one of the most, supposedly, tasty cups of coffee in the world–for the mere price of $75. That’s not a typo.

Am I curious? Yes. Do I want to try it? Absolutely. Can I try it? Nope. No way can I justify spending that much on a single cup of anything. So I will leave it to you, please let me know how it is, let me know if it is truly as magnificent as it should be . . . for $75!

Oh and luckily, for all of us, this cup will eventually make its way around California, available at your nearby Klatch Coffee. So if you’re not in San Francisco, maybe you could still try it for me. 😜

What is coffee?

My ninth attempt to answer “What is coffee?”

Coffee is  . . .

  • healthy
  • beneficial
  • full of nutrients
  • a good source of caffeine
  • part of a balanced diet
  • loaded with antioxidants

 

**I’m neither a nutritionist nor a medical provider of any sort, but trust me coffee has a lot going for it . . .

Coffee Lesson #15

Other phrases, terms, slang, etc. for coffee:

  • morning cup
  • Joe/morning Joe/cup of Joe
  • bean juice
  • java
  • breakfast of champions
  • dark water
  • morning brew
  • rocket fuel

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. . . I know there’s more but these ones felt like the most common. Also, I’m sure it depends on the region too. I’m coming from an American English perspective, and after all my travels I definitely know that English is different all over the world!

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Which one is your favorite?

What other terms should I include?

Coffee Humor

Love the playfulness . . . definitely made me smile 😄

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Taken in Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Milan, Lombardy, Italy: Starbucks

Okay, hear me out, because I know what you’re thinking: Starbucks in Italy? She’s crazy!

I will admit that there is some level of insanity in me, though that is mostly contained in things outside of coffee recommendations (think resigning from my job before finding my next job, traveling solo, buying a one-way ticket to another country without a firm return or a destination beyond the initial destination–this is lunacy).

Therefore, refrain from instant dismissal, stick with the shock, and just read:

There are certain things you have to see in a city–the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Strip in Las Vegas. Their fame is legendary, and well-established.

Starbucks is everywhere. Their fame is legendary and well-established. Equally legendary and well-established: coffee in Italy. So, what happens when you put these two iconic brands, tastes, and cultures together? Magic. And this is why I recommend going, wholeheartedly, to the Starbucks Reserve in Milan.

Milan is an incredible city, rich with history, architecture, and, most notably, fashion. Milan is one of the busiest and most crowded tourist destinations on the planet. I marveled at every turn.

The Duomo took my breath away. Sempione Park was lush, spacious, and beautiful. The Da Vinci Museum was one of the most interactive, informative, and most fun museums I have ever patroned. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was filled with a ton of people, and some of the most expensive, lucrative fashion designers in the world.

Incredible. All of it.

That’s not all though. On a photo shoot and tour, I was reminded that the first Starbucks, and the only Starbucks at this time, to enter the borders of Italy was standing in Milan. I remembered hearing about it on the news, at home in the US, and laughing. I remembered Italians making fun and practically mocking the idea. I asked about its welcome and business–it had been a hit! The coffee, the food, the decor, the concept, had all been well-received.

Since it is the first Starbucks in Italy. Since it is the only Starbucks in Italy. Since it received great reviews among locals and tourists, I had to check it out.

The place is massive, and opulent. It’s not a regular coffee shop but a reserve. There’s an upstairs area for coffee and small pastries. The main floor has two sections to order coffee and food–food menus differ on each side. The main floor is also home to a roastery. There are places to buy beans, speak to experts, and purchase all kinds of coffee-related items. There is outdoor seating on the front patio–it’s located in Piazza Cordusio so lots of traffic and people to view on said patio.

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Unlike most other locales in Italy, it’s incredibly spacious–there’s plenty of seating to take that much-needed extended break. Food options are plentiful. Wifi is available, and due to food, space, and Wifi, working individuals are a regular sight.

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Now, I realize there are a few select reserves in the world that mimic much of what I saw, tasted, and enjoyed in Milan. However, the spectacle is rare and beautiful; moreover, it’s the first of its kind in Milan and truly novel in the whole of Italy.

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So, with all of that, I have to say: if you’re ever in Milan, in between all your shopping and sight-seeing, make sure to check out Starbucks Reserve. It’s the only one in Italy. The drinks and food are delicious. The decor is spectacular. The ambiance is vibrant.

Starbucks in Milan? Yes please!

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Coffee Humor

 “I never said I liked coffee better than sex.

I said I’d had it more.”

Kevin Sinnott

 

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