Geisha Coffee (Finca Palimera), produced on Costa Rican soil, made it’s debut at Starbucks coffee shops throughout the U.S. this past Tuesday, making it to the most expensive drink that Starbucks sells.
The Geisha Coffee, is known for being one of the most exotic. This coffee has a low yield per area, allowing the plant to absorb more nutrients from the soil, which gives it a fruity flavor with hints of flowers. In Costa Rica, about 15 farms produce and export it to countries like Japan, Australia, Korea, and the Scandinavian nations.
Starbucks started selling this limited edition coffee at a price of $6 for a small cup, and $7 for the largest. According to the National Coffee Association in the U.S., the average price of a cup of coffee is $1.38.
In addition, customers shopping online, could buy bags of 226 grams of coffee for $40 each. The 450 units that were put on sale sold out in less than 24 hours.
The multinational company said that next year they plan to sell this unique variety in multiple locations.
Francisco Alejandro Mena, CEO of Exclusive Coffees, exporting company, said it sold Geisha, “which is not income, but international recognition,” since the variety is among the best in the world.
We hope that if a Starbucks in your area, carries this unique coffee that you will give it a try and support Costa Rican farmers!