Extraction Lab Cafe in Brooklyn NYC serving up 400+ Birr cups of Ethiopian Arabica Coffee and was sold out last week. Image from their Youtube Channel.
As Ethiopian coffee gains in prominence on the world stage, recent media reports have reached DireTube about an $18 USD cup of coffee at the Extraction Labcafe and tea shop in Brooklyn New York. The single cup of coffee is being hailed on world media as America's most Expensive Cup of Coffee and has been appreciated by a customer for its aromatic fruitiness among other things.
Extraction Labs singles out coffee and tea as its primary focus and according to its website aim to give its customers "new and unparalleled cafe and tea shop experience." The brewing experience is a large part of what this cafe and tea shop offers, coffee is prepared using an expensive brewing machine called STEAMPUNK (price tag around $7000). New York media reported the coffee of Ethiopian origin as being sold out for the day last week.
As things are in America the average price of coffee is way lower than Extraction Lab's flagship Ethiopian coffee yet a significant rise is being reported. A National Coffee Drinking Trends report for America daily consumption is almost three times as much as it was in 2008, and a statistic called past day gourmet coffee consumption has soared to 36% for young people from 13 percent in 2008. For comparison, the average retail price in the US for gourmet coffee is around $20 USD a kilogram and a single cup average at Starbucks averages $2.10