Have You Ever Tasted This?
Yes, coffee…Almost every person on a planet drinks it, at least in the morning. But, how it’s made, where it comes from and what’s happening to it before it gets to our cups…no one acctually wanders, or cares. So, let’s take a look to some of world’s most expensive coffees.
5. Brazil Fazenda Santa Ines coffee
For just a pound of this coffee you will have to pay about 50 dollars. But it is said that the price is justified by taste. This coffee is almost always reaching the top at the Cup of Excellence competition, working together with cafe Artigiano, famous brand in Canada. Regarding the place of genesis, coffees from these altitudes, while relatively high for Brazil, are somewhat softer than other origins. Thus, slower roasts can be done. This coffee will produce earthy body and is a great candidate for single origin espresso. If you have an opportunity to try it, you will see for yourself the difference between the coffee you drink every day and the REAL coffee.
4. Guatemalan El Injerto coffee
Guatemalan coffee is revered as one of the most flavorful and nuanced cups in the world.Guatemalan growing regions vary in their potential cup quality: many have sufficient altitude, soil and climate conditions. Antiguas are well-known and highly rated. Huehuetenango from the north highland can be exceptional and have distinct fruit flavors. Coban, Fraijanes and Quiche can be nice, but they need to be cupped carefully: they can have a nice cup but sometimes less complexity and depth. Atitlan has produced some very fine coffees in the past few years. But remember, you can’t count on any origin to necessarily produce a great coffee: the quality cup is still hard to find among even the most celebrated and recognized regions …And finally, if you would like to try this, you will have to pay about 60 dollars for a pound…But, there is more…
3. Island of St. Helena Coffee Company
The Green tipped Bourbon Arabica coffee grown on St Helena was introduced to the Island in 1733 having been brought from Yemen. Thanks to Napoleon’s exile to St. Helena, this coffee had its way through to Europe (Paris) and became one of the most expensive coffees in the world. For 80 dollars you will get a pound of this extraordinary quality coffee. Knowing that St. Hellena is producing only 12 tons a year, this price may be this high because of rarity of the product…you can’t know unless you try it!
2. Hacienda La Esmeralda Coffee, Panama
According to Forbs’ list, this coffee is second most expensive in the world. Will you pay more than a 100 dollars, or exactly 105 dollars for a pound of coffee, or rather buy some food for a whole month, or some shoes or other clothes? I would think twice… Nevertheless, the coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda inspired the title for the recent coffee book “God in a Cup”. For sure the coffee Hacienda La Esmeralda Special is extraodinary. Especially the intense elegant toparomas like bergamot in the coffee makes it very unique. This hacienda organizes visits for those who want to make themselves sure how this coffee is made, so if interested…
1. Kopi Luwak: Indonesia
I believe that most of you, before reading this article thought that the most expensive coffee comes from Brasil, or maybe Panama…I can almost bet on it. But, for those who really did, I have bad news. It’s from Indonesia, and not from just any hacienda…Kopi Luwak is a type of coffee that come from coffee beans that have been eaten and passed through the digestive tract of animals called Luwak (mongoose). This coffee come from Sumatra, Indonesia. So, think again, you will pay a 160 dollars for a pound of something that went through a mongoose’s digestive system, and it is called the best coffee in the world? Thank’s God I’m not drinking somebody’s B.S…I’ll skip the coffee this morning!