Top 10 Worldwide Most Expensive Coffee
Coffee is considered to be one of the most soothing types of beverage. It is very popular with people of all ages, especially to those who require an energy boost. Coffee is also one of the most common produces of many different countries all around the globe. Nowadays, coffee is available in many different varieties, with variations in terms of quality, taste, and flavor. However, these qualities are not the only ones that set them apart from each other; there is also the price that you have to pay for to be able to enjoy them.
If you are a coffee-drinker and lover, it’ll be good to know about the most expensive types of coffee in the world. If you thought that your current brand of coffee is already expensive, think again, as the cheapest of these already come with a price of $24 a pound. Here is a rundown of the 10 most expensive coffee in the world.
1. Luwak Coffee (Indonesia) – $160/lb.
Kopi Luwak or civet coffee, refers to the seeds of coffee berries once they have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). The name is also used for marketing brewed coffee made from the beans. Apparently the internal digestion ends up adds a unique flavor to the beans, removing the bitter flavor, and leaving behind an extremely delicious coffee bean.In the past 10 years, kopi luwak has won the hearts — and wallets — of global consumers. This extremely expensive coffee, which costs $160 per pound, has gained extreme popularity all over the world.
2. Hacienda La Esmeralda (Boquete, Panama) – $104/lb.
Hacienda La Esmeralda’s coffee originated from Boquete, Panama. Being famous for its taste and strong aroma of coffee, it is processed from an old guava tree fruit like cherry. Hacienda La Esmeralda’s Geisha coffee set an online auction record when it sold for over $50 dollars per pound, unroasted, on May 30, 2006. The coffee, which is grown in the shade of old guava trees, has been widely and enthusiastically praised for its flavor and aroma. In April, it placed first in the SCAA “Best of Panama” competition, with a score of 94.6 out of 100.
3. St. Helena Coffee Company’s Island (St. Helena) – $79/lb.
The origin of St. Helena Coffee Company’s Island can be traced back to Napoleon Bonaparte, who was enamored with the taste of this coffee and even began tending to crops on the island himself. Since the time of Napoleon, coffee on St. Helena Island has continued to flourish. The island itself is located approximately 1,200 miles from the west coast of Africa, and on a map appears to be close to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.This delicate bean, medium roasted has a high lively acidity, with good balance and good body. This coffee has a superb fragrant bouquet with no off flavors and pleasant floral fruity hints of citrus and caramel strongly hinting of its Yemeni.
4. El Injerto (Huehuetenango, Guatemala) – $50/lb.
The El Injerto coffee originated from the Huehuetenango, Guatemala territory. In the year 2006, this coffee produced by the El Injerto was able to take home the Cup of Excellence grand prize. The El Injerto top lot was 100 percent Mocca, , a rare heritage variety from Yemen that is characterized by its tiny size and distinctive shape. The beans are about one-third the size of standard coffee beans and look like plump lentils. It is one of the most unusual and rarest coffees in the world.
5. Fazenda Santa Ines (Minas Gerais, Brazil) – $50/lb.
At Fazenda Santa Ines farm, tradition is everything. From the position of the farm as a family operated business, to the traditional methods of cultivating and processing their coffee, Fazenda Santa Ines farm consistently produces a quality cup of coffee every time. Quality is what one might expect by paying $50 per pound. This ethically sourced crop is fed by natural mineral water springs and planted in fertile soil. It is naturally processed, which gives it a sweet berry and smooth caramel taste all the way until the last drop.
6. Blue Mountain (Wallenford Estate, Jamaica) – $49/lb.
Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee or Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is a classification of coffee grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. The best lots of Blue Mountain coffee are noted for their mild flavour and lack of bitterness. This coffee is considered by many connoisseurs to be the world’s finest. It is admired for its delicate balance of floral aroma, acidity and full body. However, it is the sweet, mellow, lingering finish that elevates this coffee above all others.
7. Los Planes (Citala, El Salvador) – $40/lb.
Finca Los Planes coffee is cultivated deep in the mountainous region of Chalatenango, El Salvador on a farm operated by Sergio Ticas Yeyes, who inherited the farm from his father. This award winning cup of coffee placed 2nd at the 2006 Cup of Excellence, and 6th in 2011. Notable flavors include tangerine with caramel and brown sugar threads. While paying $40 per pound might seem steep to the average consumer, for the coffee lovers out there it is a fair price to pay for a cup of Los Planes family grown coffee.
8. Hawaiian Kona Coffee (Hawaii) – $34/lb.
Kona Coffee is the variety of coffee called Coffea arabica and also Kona typica cultivated in the Kona district on the southwest coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. the unique flavor of pure Kona coffee is recognized by coffee aficionados as one of the world’s classic single origin coffees. Hawaiian Kona coffee is often described as smooth, delicate, and full-bodied (sometimes called mild and light-bodied depending on the roast), and with a bright, clear flavor and rich aroma. It is also described as robust, and usually with medium acidity. Some also say it has a caramelly aroma and a slightly nutty flavor.
9. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon (Gatare/Karengera, Rwanda) – $24/lb.
Starbucks found the high-quality Blue Bourbon coffee beans in Gatare and Karenger when they paid a visit to the coffee-washing stations in Rwanda in 2004. Currently, Rwandan farmers grew Blue Bourbon coffee beans as their main cash crop. Starbucks not only is providing a market opportunity for Rwanda farmers but is funding projects that support their community, the environment and coffee sustainability.
10. Coffee Yauco Selecto AA (Puerto Rico) – $24/lb.
Yauco Selecto is a product of three farms – Haciendas San Pedro, Caracolillo and Santa Ana, high in the Southwestern Mountains of the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Rich but subdued with a stealthy, understated sweetness. Some aromatic intrigue suggests apples and spice. Somewhat restrained peanut buttery aroma and an otherwise roundly expansive Caribbean cup. The end result is a smooth, full bodied coffee with a creamy, almost buttery flavor, an arresting aftertaste and a hint of chocolate undertones that really grab your attention! Its popularity has swelled as it can now be enjoyed by other people other than those who live in Puerto Rico.
For coffee lovers, you should try those coffee.