NYC Tries to Pass off $7 Bougie Licorice Latte


New York, why must you troll the rest of the country with your outrageously priced food items? Sure, you’re the home of some pretty epic creations, case in point: the Cronut, but just trying to keep up with the food scene could drive a hipster into bankruptcy. Now, you’re trying to pass off $7 lattes as a thing. It’s bad enough I have to pay $4 for my beloved Zebra Mocha but you’re trying to tell me that it’s okay to charge nearly double that for a latte that’s licorice flavored? Listen to me carefully, no one likes licorice. No one.

Budin, a new coffee bar in Brooklyn, is charging $7 for their fancy licorice latte. Sure, they say it’s expensive since everything used for the drink (minus the milk) is imported. The coffee beans come from Ethiopia then get shipped off to Norway for their roasting process while the star anise and licorice powder come all the way from Denmark.

The cafe is defending their product’s price due to the “high caliber” of each component in the drink but some coffee enthusiasts aren’t buying it. Still, I guess it’s a better alternative than the $47.30 priced Quadriginoctuple Frap from Starbucks.

H/T + PicThx Gothamist

By Ashley Khawsy

Ashley believes in breakfast for dinner, sushi burritos, and the fact that there's always room for dessert. She moonlights as a pastry chef baking up sweet treats for her business, Smashbakes.

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