Would a licorice-flavored latte with exotic roots entice New Yorkers to pay $10 for a cup of joe?
The cafe's owners point to rare ingredients in the "lakkris latte" to justify the incredibly pricey drink.
"Each component is of a high caliber that is rarely seen in the states,” co-owner Elliot Rayman explained to The Daily News. “They come together in a unique flavor all its own.”
The latte specifically uses a special anise syrup and licorice powder and Ethiopian beans that are roasted in Norway.
Exasperatingly, the $10 price tag -- believed to be the most expensive for a virgin espresso drink in New York City -- is actually an increase from the $7 Budin originally charged.
While we can't say we're exactly shocked by the price -- after all, Brooklyn is home to an artisanal porridge shop -- let's keep in mind the city is now struggling to make a $10 minimum wage a reality.