Blue Mountain Coffee Now at Starbucks
|We're spilling the beans on this offer|
The whole beans are being sold for $40 per half-pound, although before you shell out that sort of money, you might want to sample some first to see what you think. A 16-ounce Grande of Blue Mountain is $5 ($5.25 if you fly to NYC to try it), which is a few dollars more than most folks are usually willing to pay for a cup o' joe. But it's not out of reach for serious coffee-imbibers who want to savor the real deal -- these aren't the same beans you get in those Blue Mountain coffee bags sold at Costco, TJ Maxx, etc. Plus the Starbucks barista can probably do a better job of brewing it than you can at home -- each cup is ground and brewed upon order using the Clover system (sort of a hybrid coffee press/vacuum press).
Jamaica Blue Mountain, described as imparting "mild citrus notes, a smooth milk chocolate finish, and an intense aroma," will be offered through August 30 "or until it runs out."