Coffee is something that is difficult to resist. Not only does it taste great, it gives us an instant boost, and no matter how tired we are it makes us feel fresh and rejuvenated. Most people are also addicted to coffee and just cannot think about spending a day with gulping down a few cups. Be it with milk or without, hot or cold, coffee is the favorite beverage of most.
You may have tried many varieties of coffee and may have loved the taste. However, there are still many varieties that you perhaps do not know about. These taste great and are far more expensive than those that you are used to drinking. In fact, these are the most costliest coffees in the world, and there clearly are reasons behind their exorbitant rates. If you are a coffee addict and can do anything to taste the best, then do try to drink at least a cup of these 10 most expensive coffee even if you cannot buy an entire pound.
- 10. Hawaiian Kona Coffee (Price: $34/pound)
- 9. Los Planes Coffee (price: $40/pound)
- 8. Starbucks Quadriginoctuple Frap Coffee (price: $47.30/cup)
- 7. Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee (Price: $50/pound)
- 6. Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (Price: More than $50/pound)
- 5. Saint Helena Coffee (price: $79/pound)
- 4. Kopi Luwak Coffee (Price: $160/pound)
- 3. Hacienda La Esmeralda Coffee (Price: $350/pound)
- 2. Finca El Injerto Coffee (Price: $500/pound)
- 1. Black Ivory Coffee (Price: over $500/pound)
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10. Hawaiian Kona Coffee (Price: $34/pound)
This coffee offers a unique taste and an amazing flavor. It is considered as one of the most expensive coffee in the world, because very rare beans have been used to make this variety. Furthermore, this coffee is also short in supply and this is why most sellers offer a blend which includes only 10 percent Kona coffee and 90 percent of some cheap variety. If you want to enjoy the original Hawaiian coffee taste, then you have to make sure you purchase a 100 percent Kona coffee.
See also; 10 Most Favorite Coffee Chains in the World.
9. Los Planes Coffee (price: $40/pound)
Cultivated by Sergio Ticas Yeyes’ family on a farm in El Salvador, Finca Los Planes also is a coffee that you must try at least once. In 2006 and 2011 Cup of Excellence this unique coffee managed to earn the second and sixth place respectively. The most popular flavors that those who can afford love trying are tangerine with caramel and brown sugar threads. The price may be high but the coffee offers such a refreshing taste that coffee lovers are ready to try it at least once.
8. Starbucks Quadriginoctuple Frap Coffee (price: $47.30/cup)
This is the costliest coffee Starbuck’s has to offer. The reason why it is so pricey is because it is produced only in limited quantities and has many flavored ingredients like; 48 mocha frappuccino with caramel ice cream, vanilla chips, strawberry, two bananas, protein powder, caramel blues top, matcha powder, and pumpkin spice. If you want to enjoy a great coffee with out of the world taste and at the same time feel energized just by shelling a little extra then this drink is the right pick for you.
7. Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee (Price: $50/pound)
The reason why this coffee is so different and also why it is costly is because it offers a sweet and fruity flavor. It is grown in Brazil close to the base of Mantiquera Mountains. And, it has been produced for over a hundred years. Many people all over the world patronize this unique coffee and they are attracted to it because of its ingredients that include different yummy fruits.
6. Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (Price: More than $50/pound)
This coffee is grown at a height of around 5,000 feet in the Jamaican Blue mountains. This area receives heavy rainfall and thus has enough water supply. After the coffee beans are picked, they are processed here, and then sent to other areas. This coffee is mild in nature and is not as bitter as most other brands. It is very famous in Japan which is one of the biggest importers of this coffee.
5. Saint Helena Coffee (price: $79/pound)
This coffee is grown on the St. Helena Island and Napoleon Bonaparte himself was a big fan of it. Since then this brand has been very popular. The St. Helena Island is situated around 1,200 miles away from the western coast of Africa, in the center of the Atlantic Ocean. This is why the transportation charges are so high and this naturally also affects its price tag. However, those who love this brand are still ready to pay such high prices as the drink offers a beautiful, high-quality caramel flavor, with a mild touch of citrus.
4. Kopi Luwak Coffee (Price: $160/pound)
The Asian palm civets in Indonesia make this coffee. The coffee cherries are consumed by these animals and during the digestion process, they are fermented. The coffee beans are then deposited in their feces and from there they get collected and processed. This coffee gets its unique and amazing taste because of the enzymes that are secreted by these civets during their digestion process. This is also why this coffee is called civet coffee.
3. Hacienda La Esmeralda Coffee (Price: $350/pound)
The Hacienda La Esmeralda has been the winner of many first place awards in the various coffee competitions in the last few years. It is grown in Panama on the sides of Mt. Baru under the shade of guava trees. This coffee is extremely rich in flavor and has a great taste and all coffee lovers should try it at least once in their lives to enjoy a never to forget experience.
2. Finca El Injerto Coffee (Price: $500/pound)
This coffee is so pricey because it is made from small, rich, and rare beans. The grains are washed in a single channel and then broken twice1. to improve the quality. Though it is so highly priced, at $500/pound, many coffee addicts all over the world still give it a try at least once.
1. Black Ivory Coffee (Price: over $500/pound)
The Black Ivory Coffee Company of Thailand makes this coffee using Arabica beans. Quite like civet coffee, it is made by elephants that eat the Arabica beans and it is during digestion that the coffee gets processed. The stomach acids of the elephants break down the bean proteins and offer a rich flavor to the drink. This coffee is so expensive and rare because just a small amount of the coffee beans are available at a time. If you want to give this unique yet delicious coffee a try, which you must at least once, be ready to shell out $50 a cup.
Though these coffees may be expensive, they indeed offer a unique taste that is worth every penny you will pay. Trying these drinks at least once will give any coffee addict an experience that nothing in the world can.