Would you pay $7 for a single cup of coffee? Starbucks is banking on it. The chain recently introduced its most expensive coffee ever, Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, in 48 of its U.S. stores. Half of those stores are in Seattle.

Costa Rica Finca Palmilera is made from a rare coffee variety called Geisha, which is found in Central America and is famously difficult to cultivate. In addition to the $7 cups, Starbucks offers eight-ounce bags for $40. Made with Clover brewing machines, the stuff is only available in stores (sorry, drive-through customers).

Leslie Wolford, a green coffee specialist for Starbucks, talked up the coffee at a tasting event at a Seattle location. She described the taste as having the following attributes: "A little bit of pineapple. Herbal complexity. Super-clean. Vibrant. Sparklingness. ... Lush, tropical, hints of white, not yellow, peach."

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Seattle's Big Blog writes that the coffee, which is part of Starbucks' limited-edition, specialty "Reserve" line, is already proving popular. An online offering on Starbucks' website, although slightly different from the product sold in stores, sold out in 24 hours.

The high price induced a serious case of sticker shock in comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who decided to prank people with a "taste test" on his late night show. Random passersby were asked to try two cups of coffee and guess which was the $7 one. The catch: both were regular coffee.

Predictably, people actually fell for it. "I feel like this is a test to find out just how stupid we are," Kimmel said of the $7 brew. Check it out below.

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    Another drink that borrows its name and flavor from the Girl Scout Cookie repertoire is this creation, which, according to commenter Julie Adkins is made by blending the Tazo Green Tea Crème Frappuccino with chocolate syrup and java chips. According to her, it’s "heaven in a cup." We imagine adding a pump of peppermint syrup wouldn’t hurt the combination either. <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/best-fruit-and-vegetable-combinations-juice-diets-slideshow?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>Best Fruit and Vegetable Combinations for Juice Diets</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/TerryJohnston</strong></a>

  • Snickers Frappuccino

    "We do know a lot of these drinks and more," noted Annalise, a commenter and a self-described Starbucks barista. "Try a Snickers Frappuccino: Java Chip Frappuccino with two pumps of toffee nut and a caramel drizzle on top. It tastes just like a Snickers." <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/americas-best-dive-bars-slideshow-16?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>America's Best Dive Bars</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34283477@N02/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/AlexOslo</strong></a>

  • Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino

    According to an anonymous The Daily Meal commenter, "At our store (licensed), my favorite drink is a Vanilla Bean [Crme Frappuccino] with vanilla [and] hazelnut [syrups], whipped cream, and a whole banana. But I am prepared to pay the $6 for a grande and I dont call it out or refer to it as a Banana Cream Pie, which is what it tastes like and the nickname it has acquired." <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/best-hot-chocolate-buy-and-worst-slideshow?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>Best (and Worst) Hot Chocolate to Buy</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/heykellieee/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/heykellieee</strong></a>

  • Apple Juice Orange Blossom

    This combination of Tazo Orange Blossom Tea steeped in steamed apple juice (with no water), is what one anonymous The Daily Meal commenter calls "a perfect tasty tea alternative for us non-coffee drinkers." <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/check-out-starbucks-shipping-container?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>Check Out This Starbucks in a Shipping Container</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lobsterstew/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/Helga's Lobster Stew</strong></a>

  • The Grasshopper Frappuccino

    Recommended by another The Daily Meal commenter who identified themselves as a barista, the Grasshopper Frappuccino consists of a Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and peppermint syrup. "It tastes like mint chip ice cream and is a personal favorite. <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/10-coolest-wineries-visit-slideshow?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>10 Coolest Wineries to Visit</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrielap93/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/GabrielaP93</strong></a>

  • The Dirty Hippy

    Prefer your Dirty Chai Tea Latte with soy milk instead of regular milk? According to one barista commenter, thats called a Dirty Hippy. <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/reviewing-starbucks-new-blonde-roast?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>Reviewing Starbucks New Blond Roast</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vmiramontes/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/vmiramontes</strong></a>

  • Marble Mocha Macchiato

    Says an anonymous barista commenter, "The Marble Mocha Macchiato is a twist on the signature Caramel Macchiato. White mocha on the bottom with no whip, shot on the top and mocha drizzle." <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/best-athlete-drink-endorsement-ads-slideshow?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>Best Athlete Drink Endorsement Ads</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/TerryJohnston</strong></a>

  • Cookies & Cream Frappuccino

    Per a commenter, this is a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and a dash of peppermint syrup. <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/9-things-really-annoy-your-bartender-slideshow?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>9 Things That Make Your Bartender Really Mad</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vek/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/kevinspencer</strong></a>

  • Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino

    According commenter and Starbucks barista, Jonathan, this combination of Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino and cinnamon dolce syrup tastes just like the popular breakfast pastry. <em>More on The Daily Meal:</em> <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/how-find-americas-hidden-bars-slideshow-0?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>How to Find America's "Hidden" Bars</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakaotaku/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/animaster</strong></a>

  • Bootleg Brulée

    Per a commenter, this creation involves adding "two shots to any white mocha, and add toffee nut [syrup] and caramel drizzle." <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/ultimate-guide-starbucks-secret-menu-slideshow-0?utm_source=huffington%2Bpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=more%2Bstarbucks%2Bsecret%2Bmenu%2Bdrinks" target="_hplink"><strong>Click Here to see More Drinks on Starbucks' "Secret Menu"</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit:</em> © <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancingpapa2007/" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/TomenoNaoki</strong></a>