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Would You Pay £50 for a Cup of Coffee?

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Caffeine lovers with deep pockets are being invited to buy the UK's most expensive coffee at £50 for a cup of filter brew at a Mayfair cafe called Queens of Mayfair

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8742929/Mayfair-cafe-sells-UKs-expensive-coffee-50-cup.html

I can only imagine perhaps gifting it as an experience for a coffee lover, but otherwise, I’m happy with my teas I make at home at a fraction of the price

hspexy
a year ago
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Mick82
Mick82a year ago

Image the buyer's remorse

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ACR
ACRa year ago

If there are only 15 servings then there are more than enough people in and around Mayfair that would be willing to pay that much. If you want to save £35 you could always head to the King's Cross area for a “perfect” cup of coffee at Le Café Alain Ducasse - https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/restaurants/alain-ducasse-cafe-perfect-coffee-15-pounds-kings-cross-a4083026.html

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a year ago

From what I’ve read, it’s an ‘invitation only’ kind of offer, so definitely supplying for the demand of the area. So us mere mortals will have to do with standard coffee lol. Thanks for the recommendation

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laraquinn
laraquinna year ago

God no.I hate Coffee at the best of times. You'd have to be crazy to pay that much for a cup.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgolda year ago

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I love my coffee but no not even if I had money to burn.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehenda year ago

Hi hspexy no way would I pay that much for coffee. Money is tight has it is. That £50 is a good way to buy my shopping or other bills. These people must have money to burn. Just stick to my normal coffee. I more of a tea drinker but I do like the odd coffee now again. Have a lovely weekend. 🦉🦉

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a year ago

Hi nicolajaynehend I‘m also more of a tea drinker too, and tbh I’ve been to places abroad where the price of tea can be even more expensive...thankfully you get to sample them for free without needing to buy 😜 Have a lovely weekend also

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kevlfc
kevlfca year ago

there is always People who like giving people money for nothing

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgolda year ago

A fool & his money are soon parted they say.

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuffa year ago

I would not pay £50 for coffee! I don't even buy coffee at a coffee shop as I think that that's expensive. Making it home is more affordable and convenient for me. The article is interesting though. Thank you for posting it! 🙂

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a year ago

You’re welcome 😊 I think I prefer home brew myself. Certainly beats waiting in line for a drink

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa year ago

I like coffee but never buy it from coffee shops that's too expensive for me

Think of all the better things you could buy for that money

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ptenn00
ptenn00a year ago

I did pay almost £7.50 for a cup once, when I was abroad and getting fancy blue mountain coffee. It was smooth and I did want to try it, but I wouldn't do it again.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a year ago

Lol even £7.50 is too steep for me. I don’t think I could even part with a fiver for a cup

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Moonstone22
Moonstone22a year ago

I love coffee but I would never spend fifty pounds on it. There are so many better things you can do with the money

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BusySparrowMum
BusySparrowMuma year ago

Ummm NO! Who in their right mind would pay that for a coffee .. I’ll stick with Costa 🤣🤣

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa year ago

Last coffee I had out was at Wetherspoons, it was 99p and I had 2 free refills so 33p a cup. Very nice too. I think the most I have ever paid for a cup of coffee was a Mocha at Costa for £3.40 and it was lovely. To me £3.40 is excessive for a coffee but an occasional treat.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a year ago

yes I think £3.40 is a bit too much also, although most of these places will charge about £2 for a cup of tea, and I definitely think that’s a con - £2 for a bit of hot water and a bag? Lol I think they are certainly making high markups for hot beverages.

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TiaTia
TiaTiaa year ago

Never in a million years 😂

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomblea year ago

No! Even if a millionaire..

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neo1
neo1a year ago

Nope nope nope. I bet the fools that do all say its the best thing they've ever tasted but if the same thing was £1 they would say its crap !

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DanTurnbull
DanTurnbulla year ago

I genuinely wouldn't pay £50 for a cup of coffee, I love the asda smart price coffee & its 19p a jar 😂

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a year ago

19p is a very good deal. I guess if it does the job and tastes decent enough, it’s worth it

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DanTurnbull
DanTurnbulla year ago

hspexy and you get 500g of coffee too, I've been drinking it for years, my friend gave me a cup and I was pleasantly surprised when she told me it was smart price coffee. Cheap & cheerful and tastes good too

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a year ago

DanielleJaneTur I will have to give it a try myself one day. Thanks for the recommendation 👍

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Dennab
Dennaba year ago

I'm not a coffee expert but know it comes in waves. I forget which wave they're on now but you wouldn't believe the amount of thought that goes into it. Think of it as a fine champagne or whisky. I wouldn't pay 50 quid for a single drink of anything personally but I suppose if I was earning £500k a year, I'd consider it. This sort of thing is all relative. I have had a meal before in a Michelin starred restaurant (over 200 quid bill for two of us) and hate to say it but the extra cost was evident in the food. I couldn't even tell you what some of it was but that was one hell of a dining experience. That to me means - if somebody really, really loves coffee and I mean loves coffee for what it is (not just a fancy latte full of sugar), what's 50 quid for an experience?

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Bossclaz
Bossclaza year ago

Nah come on that's just stupid if it came with a lifetime gift of jammy Dodgers then maybe

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EmmaDare
EmmaDarea year ago

Not a chance, far better things £50 could pay for rather than just one cup of coffee!

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tunisianangel
tunisianangela year ago

He'll no what's it made of gold flakes

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a year ago

There are places in Asia that sell ice cream with gold flakes. At least they don’t cost £50 - probably a fiver or tenner, but never £50

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AlisonBayne
AlisonBaynea year ago

Never. Even if I could afford it, there are far better things to do with £50.

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Username44902
Username44902a year ago

Only if it was made and served by a cute little sloth so I could savour the moment it takes to reach my lips

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludia year ago

No

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MartinBluck
MartinBlucka year ago

No chance, even if I could afford it; there are far better things that I could do with £50

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MaryBroadb16135
MaryBroadb1613511 months ago

No I wouldn't because I don't drink coffee

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