The Most Expensive Coffees In The World

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If you are a coffee enthusiast and are always striving to find the best coffee possible, then this article is a good place to find the best coffee this globe has to offer for your bean to cup coffee machine. We run down the top 5 most expensive coffee in the world, where you can find them and how much they will cost you:

5. Fazenda Santa Ines, Minas Gerais, Brazil: $50 (£31) per pound – Brazil have a long and renowned history of producing first rate coffee, and the Fazenda Santa Ines is no exception, as this has to be the finest coffee to come out of Brazil.

This high quality, hand picked coffee is very lively and bright and is famous for its citrusy aroma and subtle texture. This is a coffee with a chocolate tinge and is frequently served creamy. In 2006 this coffee was declared the highest rated in Cup of Excellence of Coffee award in 2006, which goes someway to justify its expensive price. This coffee is a great advert for the crops and the coffee of Brazil.

Kopi Luwak Coffee

4. El Injerto – Huehuetenango, Guatemala: $50 (£31) per pound – Coffee has been grown in Guatemala since the beginning of the 18th century. One of the most popular harvesting areas is Coban, which is well known for its cloudy and rainy weather, which many believe is a vital contributing factor towards its incredible taste. The El Injerto coffee originates from the Huehuetenango region in Guatemala, and can boast accolades such as first prize in the 2006 cup of excellence, third place in 2002 and sixth place in 2007.

3. St. Helena Coffee From St. Helena Coffee Company, St. Helena: $79 (£49) per pound – St Helena is a small, mountainous, sub tropical island of 47 square miles, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean. It has been noted that coffee beans have been grown on the small tropical island since 1733, and over the last 10 years, St. Helena coffee has become known to coffee connoisseurs world-wide, who have been mesmerised by its unique quality. Only natural fertilizers are used in their crop, and livestock manure is not used as it may contain non-organic substances from concentrated animal feed or veterinary treatments. The coffee is also wet processed using pure spring water descending from the Island’s peaks, along the Central Ridge.


2. Hacienda La Esmeralda, Boquete, Panama: $104 (£65) per pound – Esmeralda pride their selves on supplying completely ripe, red fruits, that will only ever be hand picked from the crops. The coffee goes through a vigorous quality assurance procedure as each harvester’s production for the day is weighed and inspected for defects or green beans. This coffee has been known to be quite a light roast, medium brown with no oil on the beans, and has a spicy odour to it.

1. Kopi Luwak Coffee, Indonesia: $160 (£99) per pound – Kopi Luwak coffee is the rarest gourmet coffee which originates from Indonesian island of Sumatra. The coffee gets its name from little mammals called ‘Luwaks’ which live in trees and eat the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherrys with the bean intact and it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations, before finishing its journey through the digestive system. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee. The coffee is second to none, with a rich heavy flavour that contains hints of chocolate and caramel. The price of this coffee is so expensive because of its rarity, but if you are a real coffee lover, who enjoys the finer things in life, then this may be worth a go.