Would you order a cup of Calliphora Vomitoria?



Or more prosaically, “blue bottle fly”?

The blue bottle fly or bottlebee (Calliphora vomitoria) is a common blow-fly found in most areas of the world and is the type species for the genus Calliphora.[2] Similar species include the green bottle fly, a close relative that can be distinguished by its bright green metallic colouring. Blue bottle fly adults feed on nectar, while the larvae feed on carcasses of dead animals. Adults are also pollinators to some flowers with strong odor.

 Business Insider says that “Blue Bottle Coffee” is a hot new coffee company that techies with too much money on their hands are investing in. I’m sure it’s a fine brew, and perhaps San Francisco residents don’t know what a blue bottle fly is, but if this venture expands across the country, I think it will run into consumer resistance from those who do.

But maybe not – “Jersey Shore” was a hit, so the American public seems open to ingesting all sorts of disgusting swill.



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10 responses to “Would you order a cup of Calliphora Vomitoria?

  1. Cos Cobber

    Oddly enough, I had a rather confident son of a client randomly singing the praises of this little company about a year ago. Guess jr was on to something.

  2. even if the coffee was made from “blue bottle fly”, i’d still prefer it to the coffee made from poo.


  3. AJ

    Back in the days of yore, most medicines came in blue glass bottles. Good medicine or something like that is probably what they had in mind.

  4. CatoRenasci

    My kids touted Blue Bottle coffee a few years ago. It’s merely ok, and the roasts are too dark. The reason to roast coffee beans very dark is to mask inferior beans. The real experts in the coffee business recommend lighter roasts for high quality arabica beans. I drink Jamaica Blue Mountain as a rule and stick with light roasts.

  5. DK

    Blue Bottle Coffee has two locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn

  6. that constant search for exclusivity in a low-stakes world: