An expert coffee taster’s tongue has been insured for a whopping £10 million.
Gennaro Pelliccia has been tasting coffee for a living for 18 years and can distinguish between thousands of different flavours.
Pelliccia has sole responsiblity for tasting a sample of each batch of Costa Coffee’s raw coffee beans before they are roasted and transported to different stores.
The coffee aficionado’s talent has been priced at £10 million with an insurance policy taken out with Lloyds of London.
It is one of the biggest single insurance policies taken out for one person.
“In my profession my taste buds and sensory skills are crucial… and allow me to distinguish any defects.”