Monday, May 03, 2010

Cafe Grumpy Serves $12 Cup Of Coffee

First Posted: 05- 3-10 10:23 AM, Updated: 05- 3-10 10:41 AM, Huffpost
Jeffrey Davidow, New York News

With a $12 cup of coffee, Cafe Grumpy may make its customers, well, grumpy.

But for those caffeine connoisseurs, the Greenpoint coffee joint has just what you're looking for.

Made from handpicked Ethiopian beans, the coffee costs so much due to the long development and processing time.

"There are flavors you would expect in a really nice glass of wine -- it's a cacophony of nuances," Steve Holt, vice president of Ninety Plus Coffee, the company distributing the beans, told the New York Post. "You detect flavors of apricot, pineapple, bergamot, kiwi and lime. The deeper tones are levels of chocolate, and the finish is super clean."

- Cafe Grumpy, recently purchased by Intelligentsia started by serving freshly roasted coffees from all over the country. Their select list were the same "third wave" roasters found in gift subscriptions like Citizen Bean.- cb