When it comes to tests, the first thing many of us think of is an exam from school. Then there are drivers tests, compatibility tests, medical tests and personality tests. But now you can take a different kind of test–a test about coffee. A passing grade gives you the chance to spend £115 ($193 CAD) on a bottle of limited edition coffee liqueur. We’re not sure if that’s better or worse than just getting an ‘A’.
Mr. Black, a coffee liqueur company from Australia, has recently released their limited edition ‘Panama Geisha’ liqueur, made from the world’s rarest and most expensive Panama Geisha coffee. With only six bottles of the limited edition liqueur made, Mr. Black has decided the best way to ensure the liqueur’s consumed by coffee lovers who appreciate the drinks’ nuances is by administering a test.
Customers interested in buying the limited edition liqueur will be required to answer six multiple choice and two essay questions. The exam, which you can take here, will then be officially graded, with the examiners choosing the ‘most appropriate’ candidates for purchasing the liqueur, which was voted Best Natural Panama Geisha in the world in 2016.
The exam can be taken by anyone 21 years or older anywhere in the world since Mr. Black will ship the limited edition bottle internationally.
The liqueur’s also made with Camilina Geisha from Auromar Estate, and the raw version of the coffee currently retailing for $42 CAD per cup, which is expected to rise as the supply of Natural Geisha is depleted. So you may want to splurge on it now before the price climbs.
Coffee Magazine founder Scott Bentley, who is working with Mr. Black on the limited edition liqueur, says the exam is meant to “help us to find a like-minded coffee fanatic and give them the chance to share this exquisite liquid with.”
If your budget or coffee knowledge isn’t quite up to par for the Panama Geisha, you can try other cold pressed coffees or liqueurs from Mr. Black next time you’re in the U.K. and Australia.