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$7 Starbucks coffee: Could you tell the difference? (VIDEO)
Thursday - 11/29/2012, 12:03pm  ET
WASHINGTON - Starbucks is adding a fancy $7 premium cup of coffee to its menu
in some stores,
but will American taste buds be able to distinguish the Costa Rica Finca Palmilera
from regular $2 coffee?
Jimmy Kimmel doesn't think so. In a recent episode of his nightly talk show,
people on the street were asked to blind-test two samples of coffee to see if they
could tell which one was the new brew.
After the first participant gave her answer, Kimmel confessed that neither was the
new premium coffee. In fact, the two cups were just regular coffee from the same
Still, nearly all of the taste-test participants shown picked one cup of coffee
over the other.
A half-pound bag of this coffee costs $40 and is available only in 46 Starbucks
The Los Angeles Times reports. A similar type of
coffee sold out online within 24 hours of being listed.
Watch the clip from the show below:
@WTOP on Twitter.
(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)
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