Is the Most Expensive Coffee in America Any Healthier for You?
Americans love their coffee. From the particular drink orders we’ve concocted over the years to our obsession with the latest Starbucks craze, coffee is a cultural force. But a New York coffee shop may have just reached the pinnacle of coffee-dom: They’ve concocted the most precisely made, pristinely sourced, crazy-expensive cup of coffee in the country.
Time reports that the newly opened Alpha Domache Extraction Lab has taken the title for most expensive cup of coffee with their $18 cup. It’s not laced with gold; the price is largely because of the use of steam and computer-powered vacuums that produce a type of coffee they are referring to as “Steampunk” coffee. Each Steampunk machine comes in at over $13,000, so it’s no surprise that the coffee itself carries a high price.
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