There is nothing more refreshing than a fresh cup of coffee right after you wake up in the morning. Regardless of whichever part of the world we are from, the popularity of coffee is sure to have got to you at some point or the other. This brew has been a part of everyone’s lives in some way or the other.
A couple of most expensive coffees in the world are listed below:
1. Hacienda La Esmeralda ($350.25/lb)
One of the most expensive coffees in the world, these beans have been awarded various awards at worldwide cuppings thirteen times since 2004. Grown in the shade of guava trees on the slopes of Mount Baru in Panama, this bean is highly sought after and is only cultivated in small quantities.
2. Luwak Coffee($160/lb.)
This coffee from Indonesia, also often referred to as Civet coffee, undergoes fermentation inside of an animal. The civet, to be very specific. The taste is highly coveted worldwide to the point where people are willing to pay that much for beans that are collected from an animal’s faeces. It is said that the taste is altered because of the process of digestion.
3. Helena Coffee ($79/lb.)
The origin of these beans can be traced back to Napoleon Bonaparte who was absolutely enamoured with the taste of this specific coffee and even began to start tending to the crops on the islands by himself. The high quality and unmatched floral flavour with hints of citrus is truly one of a kind and worth the cost.
4. Molokai Coffee ($51/lb.)
Originated in Hawaii, Molokai is an organically grown coffee. Hawaii is said to be the only US State with a climate and soil conditions ideal for growing coffee. It boasts of a floral aroma, berry and caramel taste with a hint of herbs. It is also full bodied and mildly acidic and has a long lasting chocolatey finish.
5. Fazenda Santa Ines ($50/lb.)
At the Fazenda Santa Ines in Brazil, 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. These crops are fed with mineral water and planted on extremely fertile soil.
6. Blue Mountain ($49/lb.)
Originally from Jamaica, Blue Mountain coffee has a worldwide reputation for excellence and consumers from all over the world cannot seem to get enough of it. It is very surprising considering that people prefer different types of coffee depending on where they are from. It has a very distinct mild flavour because the coffee beans are pulped from their coffee cherries as soon as they are picked.
7. Los Planes ($40/lb.)
Finca Los Planes coffee is cultivated deep in the mountainous region of Chalatenango, El Savador, on a farm operated by Sergio TicasYeyes, who inherited the farm from his father. This award winning cup of coffee was placed 2nd at the 2006 Cup of Excellence and 6th in 2011. Notable flavours include tangerine with caramel and brown sugar threads.
8. Mi Esperanza Coffee ($35/lb)
Honduras is getting to be a leader in the coffee producing region of Central America. In an online auction in June of this year, international buyers bought 1,320 pounds of coffee from the Mi Esperanza farm at a record breaking price of $35.10 per pound. Honduran coffee is sought after for it’s natural qualities which combines the flavours of nuts, spice and chocolate.
9. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon ($24/lb)
Bourbon coffee is an heirloom variety of coffee Arabica, which Rwanda is known for because of the climate. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon Coffee offers a highly acidic, black cherry and butter melt blend with notes of spiced nut and certainly the flavour of this bean is not the only thing worth raving about.
10. Coffee YaucoSelecto AA ($24/lb.)
Coffee has long been a commercial crop in Puerto Rico, and this bean serves as an economic staple in both foreign and domestic markets. What makes coffee from the Yauco region of Puerto Rico so rich in flavour? The amount of rainfall plays a major role in this regard, wit the nutrient rich clay soil adding its share to the coffee beans.
11. Black Blood of the Earth ($23/lb)
12. Starbucks Frappucino ($23/lb)
13. Hawaiian Kona Coffee ($23/lb)
14. Finca El Injerto Coffee ($22/lb)
15. Panama Geisha Esmeralda ($22/lb)
16. Black Ivory ($22/lb)
17. Klatch Coffee ($22/lb)
18. Bird Rock Coffee ($21/lb)
19. Topeca Coffee Roasters ($21/lb)
20. Lexington Coffee Roasters ($21/lb)
Drinking coffee has long been the favourite pastime of various connoisseurs all over the world. It not only tastes delicious but studies have also shown that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Coffee has also said to have improved energy levels of people and make them smarter.