“You paid how much?!”

Filling one’s daily caffeine fix often takes the heat as being a money pit, with countless studies highlighting the financial sting caused by a reliance on purchasing the daily grind.

However, those in upheaval may need to reassess. Extraction Lab, recently opened in Industry City, located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, has been in the news for offering an $18 cup of joe.

Operated by manufacturer Alpha Dominche, the lab is described as an “unparalleled café and teashop experience” where customers are able to try different types of coffee and tea, processed exclusively on the brand’s “Steampunk” and “Sight” machines (each costing thousands of dollars).

Coffee and teas may be selected based on origin, brand, roaster, and method of processing. The selection will rotate, curating a unique selection from around the world, with emphasis on “showcasing the value chain from crop to cup.”

On the highest end, it is a selection priced at $18 that has come into attention. Eater highlighted the expensive brew earlier this week.

The coffee comes from Ninety Plus Gesha Estates. “Gesha” or “geisha” coffee, which is grown at high altitudes, takes time to harvest, and is considered a “luxury,” prized by coffee connoisseurs.

While the brew is not yet available, the lab is currently offering a variety of other options, at varying, more accessible, price points.

At $18 a cup, the beverage is equivalent to the cost of a drink at the finest bar, lounge, or restaurant. Luckily, with the right ingredients, one’s home bar may suffice.

The “Anthora,” suggested by Leo Robitschek of New York’s Eleven Madison Park, offers maximum buzz. To create, follow this recipe.

For Pimm’s lovers, we suggest the “Airplane,” which mixes Pimm’s No. 1 with coffee. Follow this recipe, courtesy of bartender Jaime Felber of New York’s Boulton & Watt.

Whisky lovers may enjoy the “Frisky Business” cocktail, suggested by Cameron Cook of Texas’ American Food and Beverage, which mixes bourbon with coffee grounds. Create your own following this recipe.