Expensive Coffee Dollars at the Heart of Coffee & Power

Coffee dollars have an expensive redemption rate:

Coffee & Power is a kind of concierge service often available only in hotels and through large corporations. Anyone may post a job or offer a range of personal services, pretty much anywhere (although some tasks may require physical proximity). The site uses a form of quasi-currency, hearkening back to Second Life’s Linden dollars. The coffee dollar (whose symbol, C$, must not be confused with the Canadian loonie) may be purchased for precisely one American dollar to bring money into the system. The firm expects cash to float from user to user within the system, and charges a hefty 15% redemption fee.

Current going rate example is:

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