World’s most expensive coffee
Wanna impress your guests? Serve them with a piping hot cup of rich brewed coffee and in between break the secret that what they are sipping is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Here are a few flavors that are tagged as the most expensive coffees, thanks to fine quality, distinctive aroma, rich flavor and a unique sweetness.
1. Kopi Luwak
$160 per pound
So, what’s so unique about Kopi luwak? Actually, the name is derived from Indonesian words for coffee and civet. A civet is a cat-like creature that eats the best of the sweet red coffee cherries harvest. The creature chews off the exterior and gulp down the hard inner core of the bean. When the beans go through the digestion process, most of the caffeine is removed and the resulting thing is a mellow coffee bean, which comes out with the dung. Amazingly, these coffee beans sell for up to $600 a pound after you get them out of the dung. You get five ounces of beans from one pound of civet dung. A mere 500 to 1,000 ponds of this coffee come to shelves each year, which accounts for the exceptionally high price. That’s an outlandish, baffling technique but worth appreciation from all the coffee fanatics who fancy their brew.
2. Fazenda Santa Ines
Minas Gerais, Brazil
$50 per pound
Fazenda Santa Ines is the limited edition coffee rated as the highest in the Cup of Excellence history in the year 2007. The limited edition coffee beans 132-pound were available at auction and were purchased by Caffe Artigiano, an independently owned café in Canada. The coffee then cost $50 per pound.
3. Island of St. Helena Coffee Company
Island of St. Helena
$79 per pound
The company produces exceptional coffee beans grown on the island of St. Helena in South Africa. Costing around $79 per pound, this coffe was Napoleon Bonaparte’s favorite coffee. The production of the coffee is low and exquisite as only 12 tons per year is cultivated.
4. Hacienda La Esmeralda:
$104 per pound
Hacienda La Esmeralda coffee was sold at an auction for $104 per pound in an auction in 2006. The coffee is grown in the shade of guava tress hence has a bit of guava essence in it. The coffee is only grown in Panama and also holds a record of Best of Panama” competition.
5. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
$49 per pound
Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is a classification of coffee grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Over the years the coffee has developed a reputation that has made it one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world and sells for $49 per pound.
6. The ultra-premium Ospina Dynasty Coffee
You always savor the sensuous aroma of a coffee that leaves you with a cherishing experience. And the beverage has the most number of drinkers around the globe bears testimony to this fact. Coffee comes in different quality, flavor and taste. We have already told you about some of the most expensive coffees available across the world that have rich aroma and brewed in the best manner. Here’s one more to honor the list. For the true coffee connoisseurs, Ospina Dynasty Coffee, a brand that is well-known for its unique flavor of coffee is ready with its limited stock of coffee this year. This exceptionally good quality coffee has a great history to boast of. It’s been the favorite of five generations of coffee lovers. Ospina Dynasty Coffee, Premier Grand Cru, Grand Reserve produce only 100 pounds every year. The Charlotte NC based company released the rare coffee this year in Amy on the completion of its 175 glorious years.The reason for such an exclusive production is the extensive process involved to produce the rare and rich coffee. One pound of roasting of this classic coffee requires annual planting of five tress that are grown between 7,000 and 7,500 feet above sea level. The beans are stored in oak barrels for six months before handpicking, washing, fermenting and sun drying them.The coffee beans have extensive jasmine like floral aroma and they are perfectly balanced in looks with robust and silky texture. With the notes of chestnut, caramel, chocolate, blackberry and blueberry, the beans have nutty and velvety flavor that give a wine like after taste. If you want to extract the maximum taste from the coffee beans, store it in cool and dry place. You can experience an unforgettable taste of coffee. This exclusive and rare coffee is available in 1, 2 and 5 pound bags ranging from $150 to $750 each.
7. Spanish Coffee
Nothing can beat a warm cup of coffee after a hectic day at work or in early morning hours when you need it the most. Though all of us are pretty much used to our usual cup of coffee, there are those blessed souls who can afford to sip this exclusive Spanish coffee that costs $300 per cup. Yes, H5O Bistro & Bar at the Hotel Fifty in downtown Portland has launched a $300 Spanish Coffee this week. This expensive Spanish coffee is made of rare blend of alcohol and coffee. The ingredients include one ounce each of Louis XIII Cognac, H5O Madagascar Vanilla Kahlua, Grand Marnier 150 Year, Licor 43 infused whipped cream , white truffle oil mist, and a gold flaked sugar rim.The Hotel Fifty in downtown Portland is a perfect destination for people who want to spend some time amid contemporary atmosphere and classy food. The hotel has a comfortable H5O bistro & bar that offers a fresh, modern all day dining and bar experience.
Apart form these expensive coffees there are few other premium coffee beans that are equally liked by coffee connoisseurs, like coffee beans at Los Planes retails at $ 40 for a pound , Kona Coffee beans costs $ 40 per pound and Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon that sells for $24 per pound.