The 10 Most Expensive Coffees in the World

Coffee

Coffee comes in a wide range of cultivars as well as a wide range of preparation methods. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that some kinds of coffee can be more expensive than others, whether because of their relative rarity or because of the sheer amount of time and other resources that have been poured into their production. However, it can be interesting to note how much more expensive some kinds of coffee can be.

Here are 10 of the most expensive coffees that can be found in the world:

10. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon Coffee

Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon Coffee

As a company, Starbucks has a relatively positive image with potential customers, which is something that it has built up by demonstrating social responsibility. One example is its assistance in establishing coffee plantations in Rwanda, which still bears the scars of its internal conflict. This particular product is sold at $24 per pound. After which, coffee lovers can enjoy a highly acidic flavor with pleasing hints of butter, cherry, and spiced nut.

9. Mi Esperanza Coffee

Mi Esperanza Coffee

Honduras is becoming more and more popular as a country of choice for growing coffee, with Mi Esperanza Coffee being an excellent example of its increasing prominence in the consciousness of coffee lovers found all around the world. Recently, it fetched about $35 per pound at an auction, which speaks volumes about its excellence in the eyes of coffee lovers. Generally speaking, Honduran coffee is prized because it leaks the bitter aftertaste that is so common to other kinds of coffee, while also being imbued with fascinating flavors such as nuts, fruits, and spices for a richer tasting experience.

8. Los Planes Coffee

Los Planes Coffee

Los Planes Coffee is grown at a family-owned and operated coffee plantation based in the mountains of El Salvador. Each pound of the coffee costs $40, but based on its customer base, it seems that there are more than a few people who believe this price to be worth it. It is interesting to note that this award-winning coffee comes in multiple flavors, meaning that there is much to be experienced by interested individuals.

7. Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee

Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee

Like its name suggests, Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee is grown in Brazil. Its main claim to fame is that it tastes sweet with more than a hint of fruit flavor, thus making it something that is unusual but not unpleasant. In part, this is because it is grown with great care and consideration at the foot of the Mantiquera Mountains. However, the more than 100 years’ worth of coffee-making tradition also has a role to play. As a result, it is no coincidence that a single pound of Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee can fetch $50.

6. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Priced at $50 per pound, Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee lives up to its name by being produced using coffee beans that have been grown on the mountains of Jamaica at around 5,000 feet above sea level, which combines with the local conditions to provide it with its particular taste. With that said, this coffee has found a receptive customer base in Japan, which is one of the reasons that it manages to command such a high price. The exact reasons are unknown, but it seems probable that this is because of its mild flavor, which is likely to prove popular with people who can’t stand some of the stronger tastes that can be found when it comes to coffee.

5. Molokai Coffee

Molokai Coffee

Some people believe Hawaii to be the best state in the United States for coffee growing. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that there is a fair number of fine Hawaiian coffee-makers, with Molokai Coffee being one of the best examples of their craft. In short, it is produced by Coffees of Hawaii in Kualapu’u, Maui County, where a combination of coffee-making skill and excellent coffee-growing conditions combine to enable it to be sold for about $51 per pound.

4. St. Helena Coffee

St. Helena Coffee

St. Helena is an island that can be found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Its main claim to fame is its former status as the island prison of Napoleon Bonaparte, but it should be noted that its peculiar location has contributed to coffee-growing conditions that can be found nowhere else in the world. It is the flavor of St. Helena Coffee more than the costs of transportation that make its sales price $79 per pound.

3. Kopi Luwak Coffee

Kopi Luwak Coffee

As strange as it sounds, Kopi Luwak Coffee is produced by feeding coffee beans to civets, which are carnivorous mammals that look something like a cross between cats and otters. Generally speaking, they are known for their use in making perfume, but it is interesting that they can also be used to make coffee. In short, the coffee-makers feed coffee cherries to the civets before collecting the coffee beans from their feces, which can fetch as much as $160 per pound after they have been processed into the finished product.

2. Hacienda La Esmeralda Coffee

Hacienda La Esmeralda Coffee

Hacienda La Esmeralda has been known to sell its coffee for as much as possible as $350 per pound, which it manages by producing outstanding coffee harvest after harvest. In part, this is because it combines considerable expertise and experience when it comes to growing coffee on some of the best coffee-growing land in Panama. However, it also helps that they are engaged in a constant process of continuous improvement, thus ensuring that their products can become better and better over time.

1. Black Ivory Coffee

Black Ivory Coffee

In Northern Thailand, Black Ivory Coffee Company Ltd. produces Black Ivory Coffee by feeding Arabica coffee cherries to elephants. As they are passed through the elephants’ digestive systems, they pick up more flavors while the proteins responsible for their bitterness are broken down, thus ensuring smoother cups of coffee than otherwise possible. A single pound of Black Ivory Coffee can cost somewhere around $500, which can be attributed to the fact that few coffee cherries survive the production process, whether because they are chewed-up, they are fragmented, or they are lost after they have been excreted.


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