Wondering what the top 10 most expensive coffees in the world are?
Sure, maybe you've had an "expensive" cup of coffee before, but would you pay $500 a pound? Well that's how much the most expensive coffee in the world costs. Makes Hawaiian coffee seem like a deal.
Below are the top 10 luxurious types of coffee available across the globe (at least by price).
1. FINCA EL INJERTO COFFEE: $500/POUND
This is the most rare (and tiniest) coffee bean in the world. It is grown by Aguirre family in Guatemala's famed Huehuetenango region.
2. HACIENDA LA ESMERALDA (PANAMA): $350/POUND
This coffee comes from the Geisha bean, grown in shade of guava plants on the hilltops of PanamaBSE -2.27 %.
3. KOPI LUWAK: $80/CUP
Also called civet coffee, it refers to the process coffee berries go through to become one of the most expensive coffees in the world. It is obtained from the poop of Asian palm civets.
4. SAINT HELENA COFFEE: $79/POUND
This coffee is famed for it's fragrant bouquet and light caramel fl avour. While most producers sun dry their beans for 4 days, it is a four month process for this one.
5. BLACK IVORY COFFEE: $50/CUP
This coffee is made from the feces of elephants. It is smooth, and its bitterless taste is got by elephant's stomach acids, which break down the proteins of the berry. These elephants reside on an elephant refuge in Northern Thailand.
6. AMAICAN BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE: $50/POUND
This coffee bean is grown 5,000 feet above sea level in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. A majority of this coffee is exported to Japan.
7. FAZENDA SANTA INES: $50/POUND
This coffee is grown near the base of Brazil's Mantiquera Mountains. It has been cultivated by the same family for over 100 years. It is grown using natural mineral water and processed naturally (sun dried).
8. QUADRIGINOCTUPLE FRAP: $48/CUP
Though not as good as say the rest, the price of this cup of joe ranks right up there with the best brews. It is supposedly the world's most expensive Starbucks drink ever.
9. LOS PLANES: $40/POUND
It is described as the cream of the crop of El Salvador. Grown in northwestern El Salvador, it is depulped and dried by the farmers who grow it.
10. HAWAIIAN KONA COFFEE: $34/POUND
Did you know Hawaii is known for producing one of the world's finest coffee? Legally, only coffee grown in Kona districts here can be described as Kona coffee.
(SOURCE: NATIONAL COFFEE ASSOCIATION)
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