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New shop Budin offers a pricey licorice latte, as well a variety of specialty Scandinavian roasts

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The $7 latte is here.

The Nordic coffeehouse Budin opens this morning in Greenpoint, vending a variety of high-end Scandinavian roasts, including a licorice latte that retails for seven bucks.

“It’s the same thing as specialty beer or wine tasting,” said Budin co-owner Crystal Pei of his cafe’s high-end selection. “It’s a niche people are getting into.”

Not all of Budin’s brews are so expensive. Average joes can get a regular cup of joe for $2. But the fancy Scandinavian roasts from names renowned among the coffee cognoscenti — including Tim Wendelboe from Norway, Coppe from Sweden, and Drop Coffee, also from Sweden — are pricey. Pei says it is worth the money.

“Their roast is lighter and the flavor profile is different,” said Pei, of the northern European varieties.

Wendelboe will make the trip to the shop from Oslo, Norway in April to greet and treat local bean buffs.

Time will tell how much of a market there is for the $7 latte in Greenpoint. Budin opens for business Friday morning at 7 am. The shop will also sell kitchen and coffee accessories.

Budin (114 Greenpoint Ave. between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, www.budin-nyc.com). Fri, 7 am to 6 pm.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Dan from Boerum Hill says:
I'll save us the trouble.

**Vitriol from an overweight loser that lives with his mother** by Diehipster
Feb. 14, 2014, 6:12 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Alakazaam! Shazoom! ... and would you like your $7 latte in friggin' Greenpernt ... with a sprinkling of faerie dust on top?
Feb. 14, 2014, 6:21 am
lena from girls says:
Only $7???
Feb. 14, 2014, 7:23 am
JAZ from Hunting Redbeards says:
"It's a niche people are getting into"

Those people would be the ones that are Brooklyn 'based', and get a monthly allowance sent to them from their real homes in the midwest. It sure as hell isn't appealing to people that actually worked for the money they are spending.
Feb. 14, 2014, 10:59 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Like an adult, I will spend money on things I find worth the price and not spend money on things I don't find worth the price without even getting in a rage that other people choose to spend their money in different ways.
Feb. 14, 2014, 11:11 am
Pat I. from 70's Brooklyn says:
A regular joe costs around 2 bucks at this place. Not really outrageous - but I'd like to see them justify the 5 bucks for the additional ingredients.

And Mike, you are correct. But we've all seen hipsters with no visible means of support living it up morning noon and night. Two lattes/day runs on average about 10 bucks. That's 70 dollars/week oor 240 dollars/month.

And that's just for coffee. I'm not even counting breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, snacks, 12 dollar mixologist's concoctions and coke.
Feb. 14, 2014, 11:28 am
Beverly Poletti from Dyker Heights says:
Pat - can you look at a person and instantly tell what they work with or where their money comes from?
You have some massive ego and your comments are just prejudiced guessed dressed as wisdom. I can't stand that kind of arrogance .
Feb. 14, 2014, 11:32 am
Beverly Poletti from Dyker Heights says:
And the price isn't that much higher than many other coffee places. Some actual news please!
Feb. 14, 2014, 11:33 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
You have a college degree and you work in IT or advertising, that's a hundred grand a year, with no kids. That's where your hipsters are getting their money. The money-from-home line is a mook urban myth.
Feb. 14, 2014, 11:52 am
bunnynsunny from Clinton on the Hills says:
Around here in Clinton Hll, you used to be able to get a Fair-Trade latte and a chocolate-chip croissant for only eight bucks. Now it's all tearooms and private salon gatherings catered with champagne and suckling pig. Who can afford that?
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:02 pm
diehipster from Clubbing Calebs says:
I'm gonna open a coffee shop next door that charges $14 a cup and run this "true Brooklyn" coffee shop out of business. Bushpointburg is one huge comedy show man.

And if hipster parental subsidization is a "myth" then how do you explain a 34 year old filthy looking bearded overly tattooed or stretched earlobe doosh skate boarding or bike riding aimlessly at 1pm on a Wednesday? And all the other identical idiots just like him? Its that Fauxhemain Magic, isn't it Ethan? I personally know a few home owners in Greenpoint and Bushwick who have told me that when they collect rent from their hipster tenants it's usually a check being mailed from out of state or sometimes half from the hipster and the other half being mailed.

Its the truth. Cats out the bag. But what do I know being locked in my mothers basement???

LONG LIVE ACTUAL BROOKLYN!!!

POOF!
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:25 pm
Northside Ned from Greenpoint says:
Pat I has special powers. he can tell the difference between a 28 year old, 150k a year, front end developer from an unemployed trust funder just by looking! It is a special gift, that has obviously taken him far in life.
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:29 pm
Northside Ned from Greenpoint says:
Jerome, I am in a landlord in Greenpoint. Currently renting to an Investment Banker, a Professor, and a Marketing Director for a Fortune 500. All paying fairly high rent. All under 40.

Your vague generalizations are at best markedly dated.
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:34 pm
diehipster from Clubbing Calebs says:
So what you're saying Northside Nerd, is that WHAT YOU SAY and only what YOU say is the real truth. Right? In other words, you are the landlord for every building in North Brooklyn and you know exactly whats happening in every situation? Thanks.
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:44 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
The great majority of hipsters are college grads filling a huge need in the IT and ad sector. Now we've got the film industry moving into the city as well. This is where the hipsters work, and these are the sectors that are driving gentrification on the hipster level. On the yuppie level it's law and finance. On the mook level the outlook is not good. You're semi-educated with two, three kids. How you gonna compete with that. You can't. It's pretty much Central Islip and a job at Home Depot. It comes to the Chooch as no surprise at all that there is resentment here. I mean ... how the hell did this happen? Poof baby, abrakazaam, it happened.
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:53 pm
common sense from bay ridge says:
And dh's "friends" are the landlords for every other building in North Brooklyn?

There are a million stories in the naked city....
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:55 pm
NYPD from NY says:
As usual, diehipster talking loud and saying nothing.
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:55 pm
Northside Ned from Greenpoint says:
Yes Jerome, there are probably some wealthy students and young people whose parents are helping them pay their rent in Greenpoint/Williamsburg. Some. Not a lot.

But your version of reality is laughably stupid. All this development in N. Brooklyn is being funded by the deep pocketed parents of Wisconsin, Ohio, Kansas, Indiana etc.? Those high rollers laugh at $1000sqft right? It doesn't even make sense.

You come across as the kind of person who is more than willing to cast off reality as the cost of nursing a very fragile and very wounded ego.
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:59 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Yeah that's right, gentrification is being driven by trust funds. The income from passive investments is what's tripling rents across a borough of 3 million people. And that's not fair and where's my welfare check.
Feb. 14, 2014, 1 pm
Whatever from Greenpoint says:
"So what you're saying Northside Nerd, is that WHAT YOU SAY and only what YOU say is the real truth. Right? In other words, you are the landlord for every building in North Brooklyn and you know exactly whats happening in every situation? Thanks."

"And if hipster parental subsidization is a "myth" then how do you explain a 34 year old filthy looking bearded overly tattooed or stretched earlobe doosh skate boarding or bike riding aimlessly at 1pm on a Wednesday? And all the other identical idiots just like him? Its that Fauxhemain Magic, isn't it Ethan? ...Its the truth. Cats out the bag."

Hypocrite much yawn inspiring DH?

BTW one of my friend who looks and does exactly what you're "complaining" about make $200K a year with is own consulting business by getting up at 5am and working until 11am, takes a good 3-4 midday break most of the days, and is back to work from 4-7ish. I know that's really hard for you to wrap your head around, but then again I bet most of reality is for you.
Feb. 14, 2014, 1:21 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Wait a minute Ned, diehipster's name is JEROME?!?!?!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!
Talk about a hipster name, and a self hating hipster too?!?!
That's the worst kind, probably from OHIO as well!
LMFAO
OMG this is hilarious!
Feb. 14, 2014, 1:25 pm
Bob from south slope says:
Speaking of parental assistance, on the rare occasion that I'm home during the day I see plenty of mook kidults in my 'working class' neighborhood who don't appear to work at all for a living, waddling around in the middle of the day wearing sweats or pajama bottoms. Of course when 'real Brooklyn' types inherit rent regulated apartments or family owned real estate, that doesn't count according to DH and his band of trolls.
Feb. 14, 2014, 1:26 pm
diehipster from Clubbing Calebs says:
Ahahahaha the nasally yups on this board are so defensive. Very defensive. Think about it - a guy in his moms basement types a couple of sentences about hipsters (which don't exist) and it compels you to form a team and comment over and over and over day after day. That says a lot.

Ok you got me, I admit there is no such thing as hipsters and parental subsidization.

Here check out all these ACTORS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14jqZ-bVx3c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cyUak7Lnho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T_EZHwzbnw
Feb. 14, 2014, 1:34 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Oh, OK, JEROME.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!
Feb. 14, 2014, 1:35 pm
Bob from south slope says:
Personally, I'm not defending hipsters but addressing you DH and your constant whining about anything that doesn't meet your particular criteria for being an acceptable Brooklyn resident. I am sick and tired of useless locals such as yourself passing judgement on transplants while contributing nothing of any value to the community.
Feb. 14, 2014, 1:42 pm
bunnynsunny from Clinton Hill says:
Bob, it's not about you. The aristocracy that is taking over Brownstone Brooklyn couldn't care less about your presence and hoping soon that you will leave or die soon. And forget about the waste product called "hipsters", the recent influx of exceedingly affluent powder-wigged aristocrats into the borough's gentrified urban areas is pushing out young white professionals some of whom have lived in these neighborhoods for as many as seven years.
Feb. 14, 2014, 1:54 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Okay time out. As an aside, the Chooch would like to say ... does the Brooklyn Paper not Rock? Here's a platform where you can say what you want, under any name you want, and you're live! Instantly. How many threads like that in America, really. Think about it. No password, no email required, no wait time for your comment to be "vetted". And these guys are taking a risk putting themselves out like this for free speech in Brooklyn. A lot of slander and profanity goes across these comments, and they take it down when they catch up to it. Or they don't! It's a good, tough, menchlich thing to do.
Feb. 14, 2014, 2:02 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Look, all three of my houses are full of hipsters, and THEY think the CHOOCH is a MOOK! Can you believe that? But the Chooch has been in Brooklyn over 30 years. So he says to his tenants ... "I'm tellin' youz, I mean you, I'm telling you, I'm not from Brooklyn." But yes, there are Bohemians who've been in Brooklyn so long they've become slightly mookified. Sad but true.
Feb. 14, 2014, 2:07 pm
Steve from Kensington says:
What DH and the rest of the "real brooklyintes" (like the gorilla douche bags that comment on the diehister site) cant accept is that Brooklyn is changing. Stay in Dyker Heights if you want to preserve "Old Brooklyn".
Feb. 14, 2014, 3:05 pm
JAZ from Hunting Redbeards says:
I'm having a real hard time thinking of any justification for spending 7 bucks on a cup of coffee. It will appeal to the privleged hipster that wants to feel extra smug while watching hard working normal people heading home from work.

Cmon, even the hipster defenders on this site gotta admit that this is ridiculous.
Feb. 14, 2014, 3:35 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
It's not that much. It's what you spend for a coffee in any upscale cosmopolitan center. Williamsburg is an upscale cosmopolitan center. Get used to it. GAHD SUGN !!! I gotta drag you kickin' and screamin' through this. Kickin' and screamin'.
Feb. 14, 2014, 3:54 pm
The Chooch from Choochinello's Artisanal Mochachino Salon says:
You mooks are thinking in one dimension only about this. It has to do with priorities. The hipster spends $7 on a coffee, yes. But then he sits there for an hour on his laptop and makes $100 writing ad copy for a drug company. Then he rides away on his bicycle.

The mook guzzles a cup of Joe for a buck and a half, then he drives to his job at Home Depot in Queens, where he makes $9.00 an hour. Then he puts $50 of gas into his car. And because he drives and doesn't ride a bike, he's out of shape, he gets diabetes, the drug company makes insulin for him, and the hipster writes copy for the drug company at $100 an hour while he's drinking a $7 cup of coffee.

So you see it all works out.
Feb. 14, 2014, 4:21 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Chooch, I work in IT. Hipsters don't work in IT. IT requires math & engineering, hard work and long hours. Hipsters do none of those things, especially hard work & long hours. Every once in a while one fakes a resume and gets in the room for an interview. I usually make them entertain me for an hour and then reject them at the end. math, science and hipsters don't go in the same sentence. They make decent baristas though. I have 6 figure jobs go wanting every day, hipsters don't have the skills, education or work ethic. Good City jobs. 6 figures, free medical, pension... just got to get past me, and not a single hipster works in IT. Don't believe the Apple commercials. Wear a woolly hat to my shop and it's your last day. Now go make my coffee
Feb. 14, 2014, 5:55 pm
T-Bone from DoBro says:
Looks like Jerome was up in Greenpoint to do some investigating. Ha, nice whip. You should get an aftermarket spoiler for that quality, late-model import.

http://greenpointers.com/2014/02/13/die-hipster-car-spotted-in-greenpoint
Feb. 14, 2014, 5:59 pm
Right from Clinton Hill says:
You're right SwampMan, most hipsters aren't IT like you because they tend to be YOUR CIO, or own the company you work for, and most likely having sold their start-up for millions that turned into the company you now work for. AND that's really why you and DH really hate "hipsters", because you think "hipsters" got the better deal without doing anything. Just keep thinking that while we "hipsters" laugh our asses off while working on project we want to that better the world while drinking our $7 coffee drinks and you fill out your time sheet or punch card - make sure you don't clock out at 5:59pm or your boss will make you make that up tomorrow.
Feb. 14, 2014, 6:04 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Right from Clinton Hill, excellent reading comprehension on your part. Now go get you mother to re-read my post. If she is not as stupid as you she will notice that I work for the City. I was hired by Bloomberg (he knows a bit about IT, no?) and I would hardly call him a hipster. Better deal? Family has been here forever, I own a single family unattached home (think Brownstone North Brooklyn) that is fully paid for, no mortgage. You pay my medical and pension. Yup, your tax dollars pay for my. I guess that makes you my ——? Now that your mom is done explaining this to you tell her to make me a sandwich. Hipster CEO? Yeah thats rich. The CEO is the yupster that keeps kicking your bearded ass further and further down the BMT lines. yupster threw you would of Williamsburg , Bushwick and starting on Bed-Sty. After Ridgewood it's back to Weasel Taint Ohio for you
Feb. 14, 2014, 6:32 pm
NYPD from NY says:
^^^Look at this bitter old turd^^^
It must really get his panties in a twist when a bearded CEO tells him wipe the porn off his laptop.
BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAA!
Feb. 14, 2014, 6:38 pm
T-Bone from DoBro says:
Swampy likes to brag about his inherited family home. Who's really the parentaly funded here? And, he's a useless city worker in IT. Maybe the same who put in that incompetent 911 software?

A mooch of his parents. A mooch off the tax payers.
Feb. 14, 2014, 7:21 pm
T-Bone from DoBro says:
And let's not forget about Jerome... Working out his early material on yelp before he started his tired blog...

http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=vNl-NjJ7I1StHZ85S08ftw
Feb. 14, 2014, 7:24 pm
NYPD from NY says:
T-Bone, Don't forget that his "family" came here some time ago so that makes them transplants. What a swamphypocrite!!! The REAL NATIVES probably mocked their pale skin, boney build, and lack or a beard. BWAHAHAHAHHAAAAAA!
Feb. 14, 2014, 7:33 pm
Lena from Girls says:
Hey you guys, like, i think we can like, all agree that we so-called hispters all went to colleges, that like, our parents paid for, but like, whatever, and we were like, able to get the best internships, and then like, get our foot in the door at like, super fun jobs, like, right out of school, not because of like, the wealth and privilege that we come from, but like, from the real talent that comes from inside each one of us. and like, just because our parents like, may have set us up at first, like when were super new to the city, it doesn't mean they'll do that forever. so ya, whatever to old white guys who are jealous and hate their super boring lives. we, i, am the voice of a super creative generation, that has found it's voice right here, in like, Brooklyn.
Feb. 14, 2014, 9:22 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
Sorry Swampy, all the hipsters in my buildings work in IT or in biotech. Some of them own their companies. These are big open floors all over downtown and Dumbo teaming with shaggy freaks on scooters and decked out with ping-pong tables. You're behind the curve swamy. Open any enterprise magazine any day of the week and you see a mosh pit full of beards and tattoos that just sold themselves to Yahoo for 20 million bucks. Jayzus, what about the "googleplex" itself down on the west side. It's a veritable petting zoo of bohemian PhD's. Everyone in America knows this. You're clueless. Hipster mathematicians and engineers are dancing circles around your dork trade school html monkeys, are you kidding me? How many of your guys are from the Ivy League. Really. Be honest now.

But hey! I got a good mook joke:

What do you call a mook who's smart enough to retire at 40?

A cop.
Feb. 15, 2014, 8:07 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
"I woik fer the city in IT an' I gotta detached two-car in Greenpernt wit no mortgage!"

I mean is this guy for real? And he actually thinks this comes off as something. The Chooch is crackin' up here. Especially the "no mortgage" and the "city job" in one sentence. Wow! That's better than a Fulbright in Heidelberg there swampy. Sheeeesh.

Here's another one:

What does a mook do when he sees a guy dressed like a girl in Bushwick?

He gets on Brooklyn Paper and tries to "out" the guy as a homosexual.
Feb. 15, 2014, 8:31 am
Kate from Bay Ridge says:
Cooch,

I would guess that someone who leaves 10 comments over the span of 48 hours on one measly latte article is quite delusional, pathetic and doesn't have much credibility behind their pro-hipster statements. The people you mention becoming millionaires bought out by Google or Yahoo are far and few between. The fact is that the majority of the "hipster looking" people are just part of a scene that isn't doing much except displaying their narcissistic way of life during their time in Brooklyn. Everyone knows this simple and obvious fact. But you go ahead and leave another 20 comments in their defense. It won't change a thing.
Feb. 15, 2014, 1:11 pm
NYPD from NY says:
I would guess that Kate from Bay Ridge IS MORBIDLY OBESE, BUT THAT'S JUST ME.
Feb. 15, 2014, 8:31 pm
ICTHRUU from Earth says:
They're are all the same commenter anyway. He has no life. He is a complete narcissist. Try to ignore him. I hear he's leaving the neighborhood soon anyway. This will all just be a painful memory soon.
Feb. 17, 2014, 3:34 pm
NYPD from NY says:
I found a picture of diehipster and swampyankee hanging out together, they seem like nice "real brooklynites":

http://24.media.tumblr.com/0d5c0ec7cf857feb112909776faf359f/tumblr_mfw509TafH1r539hzo1_500.jpg
Feb. 17, 2014, 6:03 pm
Rob from Dyker Heights says:
We should just build a wall *alla Game of Thrones* stretching from Sunset Park to East New York to keep out the Wildlings.
Feb. 18, 2014, 9:51 am
Kris Kemp from Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY says:
IF you are one of these arrogant, look-at-me hipsters, with your stupid-ass mustache and beard, and skinny jeans and $300 boots and your rock-chick girlfriend, and you wear the $300 RayBans on the subway while you talk in a helium-voiced shrill and annoy everyone on the L-train, please stay in Williamsburg, on the Bedford stop or near the Lorimer stop. I, and others, do not want you moving to stops further east or south like Halsey, Jefferson, Wilson. You guys are annoying and you're douche bags and no one likes you. Stay in Williamsburg and continue to watch perpetuate the myth that you're living an episode of "Girls".
Feb. 18, 2014, 5:17 pm
Hipsterminator from Da Hood says:
Let's see, The Chooch, Northside Ned, NYPD, T-Bone and one or two others are THE SAME PERSON.

Hey Stupid, we know who you are. You're the Jim Henson of sock puppetry, aka the Transsexual Turd from Toronto. How old are you now, 37??? Don't you think it's time you got a life, loser?
Feb. 18, 2014, 7:29 pm
Hipsterminator from Da Hood says:
^^^Look at this turd^^^
Feb. 18, 2014, 7:35 pm
Ekim says:
The skit is even more amusing when it's the same person on both sides of the desk. A conference table in this case.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JkzjBfTDH20&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DJkzjBfTDH20
Feb. 18, 2014, 8:47 pm
DW from Flatbush says:
It's nice to see small businesses making it. But people like myself who are making minimum wage will never be able to sample $7 lattes. And I just found out that the specialty lattes Are not even $7. They're $10. Who are they selling the coffee to? At that rate I don't think they'll last. Yes some people even the minimum wagers like myself will come in and try the coffee once, just for the fun of it, but that will be the one and only time. And there certainly aren't enough high wagers in New York to patronize a high end coffee shop. Most New Yorkers are currently engrossed in trying to figure out how they are going to pay next month's rent than hearing about the price of high end coffee. Good luck to them.
Feb. 19, 2014, 5:33 am
Chachi from Los Sures says:
Dude, the clown defending these people can't even afford it! He's an errand boy. Hey errand boy, how's that Ivy League degree working out for you?
Ya know... all those tastes for the finer things...and that cafe bustelo budget. Smarts don't it? All that bright green envy scattering your mind. Must be lonely out there in the cold.
Feb. 19, 2014, 7:34 am
Jack from next door says:
Crystal Pei, get outta here with your pretentious $10-a-cup-niche-coffee "flavor profile" being pawned in Greenpoint. Please pack your Hello Kitty bags and head West with your Buddy-Holly beardo beta-boyfriend and have daddy fund your little cafe there. Thank you. Hipsters don't take criticisms well, do they? What an explosion of kazoo-voiced defensiveness. You girls are funny. hahaha.
Feb. 19, 2014, 10:03 am
The Chooch from Choochinello's Deep Dark Bohemian Roast says:
Nor would the Chooch pay $7 for a frappacino or whatever it is. That's not the point. The point is there's no law that says a business in Brooklyn has to cater to your budget. And there's no law that says a neighborhood in Brooklyn has to be one you can afford to live in. That would be communism, right?
Feb. 19, 2014, 1:32 pm
NYPD from NY says:
TO Kris Kemp from Bushwick, Brooklyn:

IF you are one of these arrogant, look-at-me urban dudes, with your stupid-ass honda and boomin' system, and skinny jeans half way down your legs and $300 timberland boots and your ghetto-chick girlfriend, and you wear the $300 gucci belt on the subway while you talk in a b-boy voiced shrill and annoy everyone on any train, please stay in the ghetto, on the Van Sinderen stop or near Snediker. I, and others, do not want you moving to stops further west or north like grand, morgan, lorimer. You guys are annoying and you're douche bags and no one likes you. Stay in Brownsville and continue to steal/rape/kill your way through life. Get a job and BUY your own damn phone, and for the love of god pull your pants up.

FIFY :)
Feb. 19, 2014, 2:10 pm
Squid Burns from Under a bridge in KC says:
I hate licorice...
Feb. 19, 2014, 4:01 pm
Kris Kemp from Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY says:
$7 latte?

LOL!

At least they have a regular cup of coffee for $2.

I get coffee, hot chocolate, or tea for $1 at the bodega on the corner.

If people want to spend $7 on a latte that is a special latte, it's their business. Some people spend $15 on a glass of wine. That's their business, too.

Check out my ebook and save hundreds on your next trip to Europe ...
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Feb. 23, 2014, 11:39 pm
dave from s.e. asia says:
i paid way more than 7$ for a kopi luwak coffee in malaysia. way more. and it still tasted like coffee.
Feb. 24, 2014, 6:43 pm
Stefan Sigfinnson says:
Well bag of specialty coffee both in Denmark and Norway is much more expensive than here in Iceland. Also cup of coffee in a bakery in Denmark is almost 3 times more expensive than here in Iceland. And I can compare it fairly as a cafe shop here in Iceland did roast and sell this Colombian coffee from Finca Tamana. At Tim Wendelboe a 250g pack of Finca Tamana is almost twice as expensive as here in Iceland. Then salary in Norway is almost twice as high.

This coffee is roasted in Norway and shipped to USA so that adds to the expense and an espresso and a cappuccino from these beans are just a little bit more expensive at Búðin than you pay for it here in Iceland.
April 1, 2014, 5:55 pm

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