Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world. You can drink it hot, cold lukewarm or any which way that you choose. You can top it with whipped cream, take it black or with just a teaspoonful of sugar.
This is why coffee shops are sprouting like mushrooms everywhere. People just can’t seem to get enough of this. A cup of coffee can cost anywhere from a few cents up to several dollars depending on the quality of the coffee beans, and of course, the shop where you got it from. With coffee, you do pay for the label as well.
Most Expensive Coffees in the World
Kopi Luwak beans may make some people’s stomachs turn when they find out just how the beans were produced. However, for the most part, this doesn’t seem to matter much because it ranks as the most expensive coffee in the world.
The coffee beans are actually defecated by animals called civet. These animals eat coffee berries and the beans pass through the animal’s digestive system whereupon they are released through bowel movement.
The beans are gathered, cleaned, dried under the sun and then lightly roasted to make them ideal for brewing coffee.
It is estimated that one pound of these beans would cost roughly about one hundred and sixty dollars.
Hacienda La Esmeralda
Grown in Hacienda La Esmeralda which is located in the western section of Panama, these coffee beans have a distinct aroma and flavor that make it the second-most expensive coffee in the world.
One pound of these beans would cost approximately one hundred and four dollars.
St. Helena Coffee
From the St. Helena Coffee Company located in St. Helena Island about a thousand miles off the coast of Africa, their coffee beans are said to also have a very distinct flavor that make them one of the most sought-after coffee beans around the world.
One pound of these coffee beans would cost you roughly about seventy-nine dollars.
El Injerto Coffee
Grown and harvested in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala, these coffee beans are known for their excellent flavor and are actually one of the most popular beans around the world.
In 2006, it took the No. 1 spot for the Cup of Excellence list. One pound of these would cost about fifty dollars.
Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee
Cultivated in Minas Gerais, Brazil; the Fazenda Santa Ines coffee also placed high in the 2006 Cup of Excellence list. Certain coffee shops around the world have this coffee as one of their house specialties.
One pound of these beans would cost around fifty dollars.