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'Ridiculous': Auckland woman 'dumbfounded' by $7.30 coffee

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An Auckland woman has been left gobsmacked after she paid for possibly the most expensive coffee in Auckland - or perhaps New Zealand. 

Michele was on her way to work on Monday when she called into Mojo Coffee's Vulcan Lane cafe and ordered a large decaffeinated soy flat white to go. 

"I couldn't believe it, $7.30 for a coffee? I was absolutely dumbfounded," she told Newshub. 

"I should have walked out, but I just swiped my card in a bit of shock and put my pin number in."

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Mojo Coffee has been contacted for comment.

Michele says she simply cannot believe that was the cost of the coffee. 

"$5.80, that's getting up there. I know you always pay more for decaf and soy milk, but usually only 50 cents - more than that is just ridiculous."

When she got back to work, her colleagues were guessing how much she had paid. 

"Nobody guessed it - [the guesses were] around $5.70/$5.80 - but over $7, they were absolutely shocked, their jaws dropped."

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But Michele can't fault the cafe apart from the price of her coffee. 

The food, staff and atmosphere are always good, and you can always count on a good coffee, she says.

However, there are plenty of other cafes nearby that also have good coffee at a more reasonable price. 

"I just fail to see where it is justified, when other cafes don't [charge those prices]."

She says she won't be going back, at least while the prices remain that high.

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