Friday, January 25, 2008
Blue Bottle Cafe SF
At Last, a $20,000 Cup of Coffee - NY Times
No way, I didn't pay $20,000 for this cup of coffee. $11 for 2 cups - still expensive but they only came in 2 servings. This article came out just couple days before I set out to San Francisco to run some errands. I printed out the map (even with the map, I had the hardest time finding this place because it was so hidden without any signs) and planned to stop by.
They seemed to represent everything chic and much hyped - having no signs, all white interior with minimal decorations, clean-cut waiters, very crowded space, etc. The name of this coffee I ordered reads like Idio Misty Valley Ethiopia. They claim they have the only halogen-powered coffee brewing machine in the country and it took so much time and efforts to get it approved. So what does it do to coffee?
I enjoyed the experience of having this specially brewed cup of coffee and all. But, if anything gets attention by making it ridiculously expensive, that's not fair...