4.09.2008

Four Bucks in a Cup


This morning I paid more for a cup of coffee than for a gallon of Los Angeles priced gas. And it wasn't some extra shot, chocolate syrup, grande concoction that justified its price through its "special" "additions." What I bought today was a four dollar cup of drip coffee. Plain, regular coffee.

For four dollars.

And I'll admit that it was really good coffee. Delicious and almost sweet. Marketing-friendly words like 'full-bodied' and 'smooth' were accurate, truthful descriptions of this coffee. It was, just as iwriteplays predicted it would be, the best drip coffee I've ever had.

But it still cost four dollars. And coffee, to me, is coffee. Yes, it is elixir of life. Yes, it is half the reason I get out of bed in the morning (carbs being the other half). But if I'm going to spent four bucks on a beverage, I expect there to be alcohol in it.

6 comments:

iwriteplays said...

It's one of those L.A. mysteries. Hell, you pay $6 or more for frozen non-yogurt at Pinkberry...

N said...

that's what flasks are for...

Anonymous said...

With the exchange rate as it is, you really really don't want to go to a coffee shop in the uk then.......mind you £2 for drip coffee is still rather steep, I think the uber large starbucks one is about £1.90, but then, thats starbucks not somewhere properly classy :)

Andrew

Steve said...

Where was this coffee from?

-J said...

The coffee was from Intelligentsia, the next wave in coffee as culture. I still prefer Casbah on the same block; it's all about the loyalty.

Not Goth said...

get you hanging out at Intelligentsia - you go to all the best stops!

next time I am in this hood I am going to try it now. I shall try not to blame you if its crappy! ;)