Starbucks Alternatives: Too Pricey for Travolta
Remember that scene in "Pulp Fiction" where John Travolta is shocked by the $5 shake at Jack Rabbit Slims? Better add River Maiden Artisan Coffee to his list of places to miss: The cafe serves up a $15 cup of Panama Esmeralda.
The ultra-rare beans that River Maiden uses are also available by the half pound for $100. One customer interviewed by CNN swears by the stuff:
It is very complex. It's wonderful. This one has some tropical fruit things coming through, notes of pineapple and a little bit of mango.
But not everyone's a fan. Another customer says she'd need a good reason to spend 15 bucks on a coffee:
Maybe if it was in Turkey or some place, but not off the streets here.