Icelandic film maker, art-lover and entrepreneur Rut Hermannsdóttir recently opened a Nordic Coffee Bar that also sells design goods. The coffee shop is called in Icelandic: Búðin and is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York.
Even though the store just opened up last Friday it has still made the headlines all over. Following are some of them:
-Priciest coffee in NYC, a $10 latte, sold at Greenpoint coffee shop Budin
-Most expensive latte in NYC
-Take A Chance On Me: Budin Brings Scandinavian Coffee To NYC
-A whole latte money!
-Budin Cafe appears to set record with $7 latte in Greenpoint
-The Most Expensive Latte In NYC Is In Greenpoint
What is the fuzz all about? And why so expensive?
Búðin's specialty latte. It's a licorice-flavored latte with international ingredients. The lakkrís (Icelandic word for licorice) latte is very international: the coffee beans are grown in Ethiopia and roasted in Norway, and the anise syrup and raw licorice powder are both from Denmark.
"Each component is of a high caliber that is rarely seen in the states," co-owner Elliot Rayman told the News. "They come together in a unique flavor all its own."
"It’s the same thing as specialty beer or wine tasting," said Budin co-owner Crystal Pei of his cafe’s high-end selection. "It’s a niche people are getting into."
Not all of Budin’s brews are so expensive. Average joes can get a regular cup of joe for $2. But the fancy stuff costs up to $7 but is said to be worth it (by the owners at least). “Their roast is lighter and the flavor profile is different,” said Pei, of the northern European varieties.
The expensive stuff sold out in a few days!
Budin's owners say the Lakkris latte is really popular and that they had to reorder ingredients from Denmark already after running out in just a few days.
Only time will tell how much of a market there is for the $7 latte but if you are in the area and try it out, we'd love to hear about it.