Starting your morning with a cup of aromatic and invigorating drink, have you ever wondered how the most expensive coffee grows and is made? It is enough to go to any supermarket to see a huge assortment of this product. But in a simple store, it is problematic to purchase truly elite varieties. To do this, you need to visit specialized departments or contact the supplier company directly.
If you want to try the most expensive coffee and decide to start searching for this drink, you will need to know the ten elite varieties included in the top ten, and their features.
In the first place is a special variety called “Kopi Luwak”. The supplier of this coffee is Indonesia. Huge plantations are located on the islands of Sulawesi, Java and Sumatra. The main difference between this variety and all others is a rather exotic way of its production.
The most expensive coffee in the world is the excrement of a small animal civet. Colonies of these animals live close to plantations and eat ripe berries of coffee trees. In the stomach of the animals, all parts of the berry are processed, except for the solid coffee bean, which comes out naturally. Excrement is collected, washed thoroughly with water, dried and lightly fried.
Coffee beans that have been processed with civet gastric enzymes acquire a special chocolate flavor and a unique soft and rich taste. Over a long period of time, only a few hundred pounds of this type of coffee have entered the market . But after the equipment of several specialized farms, its number was significantly increased. One pound of Kopi Luwak coffee beans will cost between $ 100 and $ 600.
In second place on the list of “Most Expensive Coffee” is Hacienda La Esmeralda. His homeland is Western Panama. Coffee plantations are located on the slopes of Mount Baru in the shade of old trees called Guava. Features of climatic conditions and the method of growing give the drink from these grains a special taste and aroma. The cost of this grade is 100-110 dollars per pound.
An honorable third place is occupied by a drink made from beans of the "St. Helena Coffee" variety. Its cost is 79 dollars per pound. Coffee plantations are located on St. Helena. This variety gained great popularity due to historical events that are associated with the link of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The fourth place in the list “The most expensive coffee” is rightfully occupied by the El Injerto variety. Its homeland is the Huétenango region in Guatemala. This drink is one of the most beloved drinks in the world. In fifth place is a brand called "Fazenda Santa Ines", whose homeland is a place called Minas Gerais in Brazil. This variety won first place in the Quality Cup competitions held in Brazil in 2006. Any of these two varieties can be bought for just $ 50 per pound.
In sixth place is the most beloved coffee in Japan called “Blue Mountain”. It is grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. The coffee beans collected on these plantations have a low bitterness and a special mild flavor. It is for these qualities that the Japanese love him so much. Up to 80 percent of the total crop of this variety is exported to the islands of the Rising Sun. One pound of Blue Mountain will cost $ 49.
Seventh place on the rating list was given to the drink under the brand name Los Plains Coffee. Grains that have received such a poetic name grow on the sunny plantations of El Salvador. This variety took an honorable second place in the competition "Quality Cup", held in Brazil in 2006. Out of a hundred possible points, this coffee received 93.52 points according to the jury. One pound of grains of this variety costs $ 40.
Next on the list of “Most Expensive Coffee” is a variety called “Hawaiian Kona Coffee”. His homeland is the Big Island in Hawaii. Famous plantations are located in the northern and southern region on the slopes of the Mauna Loa and Hualalai mountains. This variety is considered the most sought-after in the whole world and costs $ 34 per pound.
The ninth place is rightfully occupied by a variety called "Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon". This type of coffee was discovered by Starbucks in 2004 while visiting a place called Rwanda. From that moment, farmers living in the area are only involved in the cultivation of this type of coffee beans. The cost of Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon is $ 24 per pound.
The last place in the top ten, but which has not become less prestigious, is occupied by a variety called “Coffee Yauco Selecto AA”. Its homeland are plantations located in the southwestern region of the Puerto Rico mountain range, in a place called Yauco. A distinctive feature of this variety is a moderate aroma and excellent rich taste. The cost of coffee beans of this brand will cost you $ 24 per pound.