coffee-forum.net
Promoting coffee discussion.

Main
Date: 12 Mar 2007 01:45:33
From: Moose
Subject: $40 cup of coffee
I had dinner at the Ventana Inn <http://www.ventanainn.com >
last week and was amused by this offering on the desert menu:

Indonesian "Kopi Luwak". The Rarest Coffee in the World!
Only 500 lbs. a year are available at $2000 a pound.
Caramel taste, a touch of earth tones. Soft... soft finish. $40





It's good to see you back, Professor.




 
Date: 26 Mar 2007 08:43:05
From:
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
If you go direct it should be about $55 USD per pound from the farm.
The rest of that price is middle companies king up their price. I
had some for breakfast this morning, good start .. bad finish.

www.beancoffeeshop.com




 
Date: 14 Mar 2007 16:09:59
From: cpaullie
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
On 14, 5:00 pm, Danny <d...@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com > wrote:
> pltrgyst wrote:
> > This group has never been known for a sense of humor. I felt bad about inserting
> > the "(pun intended)."
>
> It used to be. Just that the recent crop of posters don't allow
> anyone to enjoy themselves anymore.
>
> --
> Regards, Danny
>
> http://www.gaggia-espresso.com(a purely hobby site)



Well, between "da kine" and the brown trout references, this new
poster is enjoying the humor every bit as much as the serious coffee
discussion....

Cheers,

Paul M



 
Date: 14 Mar 2007 07:21:32
From: cpaullie
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
On 13, 11:13 pm, Moose <m...@no-spam.invalid > wrote:
> David wrote:
> >You can still get it for $600/pound, in fact there's quite a bit of it at
> >that price; the shortage is only for the $2000/pound stuff...
>
> Sheesh, I lived in the Islands during the 80's and we were only
> getting $2000 a lb for 'da kine'.
>
> And that lb. went a great deal further than a lb. of coffee beans.



Thanks.....because of your posting, a mouthful of lovingly-prepared,
French-pressed Red Sea Blend (great local Colorado roaster) came out
my nose from laughing - - very funny!



 
Date: 12 Mar 2007 10:47:27
From: Plaidmoon
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
On 12, 7:48 am, "shane" <shane.ol...@juno.com > wrote:
> On 11, 8:45 pm, Moose <m...@no-spam.invalid> wrote:
>
> > I had dinner at the Ventana Inn <http://www.ventanainn.com>
> > last week and was amused by this offering on the desert menu:
>
> > Indonesian "Kopi Luwak". The Rarest Coffee in the World!
> > Only 500 lbs. a year are available at $2000 a pound.
> > Caramel taste, a touch of earth tones. Soft... soft finish. $40
>
> > It's good to see you back, Professor.
>
> How many actual tons of the magical "500 lbs a year Kopi Luwak" are
> sold every year?

I don't know how large the Kopi Luwak crop is, but the Green Coffee
Buying Club managed to sell around 25 pounds or so in the last 3 or 4
months. I rather doubt they had 5% of the total crop. The price was
close to what the Ventana Inn was charging for a cup, if my memory
hasn't failed me.

Plaidmoon




  
Date: 12 Mar 2007 18:18:13
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
You mis-spelt 'crap'.

"Plaidmoon" wrote in message
news:1173721646.897994.164900@t69g2000cwt.googlegroups.com...

> I don't know how large the Kopi Luwak crop is, <SNIP>




 
Date: 12 Mar 2007 08:48:49
From: shane
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
On 11, 8:45 pm, Moose <m...@no-spam.invalid > wrote:
> I had dinner at the Ventana Inn <http://www.ventanainn.com>
> last week and was amused by this offering on the desert menu:
>
> Indonesian "Kopi Luwak". The Rarest Coffee in the World!
> Only 500 lbs. a year are available at $2000 a pound.
> Caramel taste, a touch of earth tones. Soft... soft finish. $40
>
> It's good to see you back, Professor.

How many actual tons of the magical "500 lbs a year Kopi Luwak" are
sold every year?

Shane



 
Date: 11 Mar 2007 21:23:53
From: pltrgyst
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
On Mon, 12 2007 01:45:33 +0000, Moose <moose@no-spam.invalid > wrote:

>I had dinner at the Ventana Inn <http://www.ventanainn.com>
>last week and was amused by this offering on the desert menu:
>
>Indonesian "Kopi Luwak". The Rarest Coffee in the World!
>Only 500 lbs. a year are available at $2000 a pound.
>Caramel taste, a touch of earth tones. Soft... soft finish. $40


That's a bit of a price increase from the previous $600/lb.

But heck, given the degree of fanaticism in this group, what really surprises me
is that alties aren't producing their own such coffee at home, dispensing with
the civets altogether. Let's start a movement, guys!

-- Larry (pun intended...)


  
Date: 13 Mar 2007 11:00:27
From: B. Wright
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
pltrgyst <pltrgyst@spamlessxhost.org > wrote:
> On Mon, 12 2007 01:45:33 +0000, Moose <moose@no-spam.invalid> wrote:

> >I had dinner at the Ventana Inn <http://www.ventanainn.com>
> >last week and was amused by this offering on the desert menu:
> >
> >Indonesian "Kopi Luwak". The Rarest Coffee in the World!
> >Only 500 lbs. a year are available at $2000 a pound.
> >Caramel taste, a touch of earth tones. Soft... soft finish. $40


> That's a bit of a price increase from the previous $600/lb.

> But heck, given the degree of fanaticism in this group, what really surprises me
> is that alties aren't producing their own such coffee at home, dispensing with
> the civets altogether. Let's start a movement, guys!

Er... what kind of "movement"? Judging from the responses no
one else understood the subtle joke in that. Maybe "Kopi Luawk"
translates to "brown trout" in English.



   
Date: 13 Mar 2007 11:10:51
From: pltrgyst
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
On Tue, 13 2007 11:00:27 +0000 (UTC), "B. Wright" <bmwright@xmission.com >
wrote:

>pltrgyst <pltrgyst@spamlessxhost.org> wrote:

>> >Indonesian "Kopi Luwak". The Rarest Coffee in the World!
>> >Only 500 lbs. a year are available at $2000 a pound.
>> >Caramel taste, a touch of earth tones. Soft... soft finish. $40
>
>> But heck, given the degree of fanaticism in this group, what really surprises me
>> is that alties aren't producing their own such coffee at home, dispensing with
>> the civets altogether. Let's start a movement, guys!
>
> Er... what kind of "movement"? Judging from the responses no
>one else understood the subtle joke in that. Maybe "Kopi Luawk"
>translates to "brown trout" in English.

This group has never been known for a sense of humor. I felt bad about inserting
the "(pun intended)."

Now I'm going to have to look for haiku involving brown trout -- or perhaps
rainbow trout during rijstafel season.

-- Larry


    
Date: 14 Mar 2007 23:00:38
From: Danny
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
pltrgyst wrote:

> This group has never been known for a sense of humor. I felt bad about inserting
> the "(pun intended)."

It used to be. Just that the recent crop of posters don't allow
anyone to enjoy themselves anymore.


--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)



     
Date: 14 Mar 2007 18:39:01
From: notbob
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
On 2007-03-14, Danny <danny@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com > wrote:

> It used to be. Just that the recent crop of posters don't allow
> anyone to enjoy themselves anymore.

Sez who!? :)

Still got that red gripped Honda RR? Wish you were closer. I'm
selling my Fisher 400 all-valve stereo receiver.

nb




  
Date: 13 Mar 2007 09:52:14
From: D. Ross
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee



   
Date: 14 Mar 2007 05:13:08
From: Moose
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
David wrote:
>You can still get it for $600/pound, in fact there's quite a bit of it at
>that price; the shortage is only for the $2000/pound stuff...

Sheesh, I lived in the Islands during the 80's and we were only
getting $2000 a lb for 'da kine'.

And that lb. went a great deal further than a lb. of coffee beans.




   
Date: 13 Mar 2007 08:35:43
From: Seth Goodman
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee
In article <45f6740b.56790800@localhost >, on Tue, 13 2007 09:52:14
GMT, D. Ross wrote:

>
>


  
Date: 12 Mar 2007 15:30:48
From: Brian Colwell
Subject: Re: $40 cup of coffee

"pltrgyst" <pltrgyst@spamlessxhost.org > wrote in message
news:toa9v2hqccl39l8sdk7v7tnm5h1e7ou332@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 12 2007 01:45:33 +0000, Moose <moose@no-spam.invalid> wrote:
>
>>I had dinner at the Ventana Inn <http://www.ventanainn.com>
>>last week and was amused by this offering on the desert menu:
>>
>>Indonesian "Kopi Luwak". The Rarest Coffee in the World!
>>Only 500 lbs. a year are available at $2000 a pound.
>>Caramel taste, a touch of earth tones. Soft... soft finish. $40
>
>
> That's a bit of a price increase from the previous $600/lb.
>
> But heck, given the degree of fanaticism in this group, what really
> surprises me
> is that alties aren't producing their own such coffee at home, dispensing
> with
> the civets altogether. Let's start a movement, guys!
>
> -- Larry (pun intended...)

Civets are hard to come by, perhaps we could experiment with Hamsters and
Rabbits to begin with !!!!

BMC