Coffee is a favorite drink of the morning for many people. However, in some cases, it is expensive. The reason for the price difference in varieties of coffee is largely due to the higher production cost making certain types of coffee far more expensive than an average, ordinary variety. Most types of expensive coffee are costly because the collection process and variety are difficult and rarely the same.
We’ve put together the following details about some of the most expensive coffees in the world that would complement this list of the most expensive coffee and espresso machines for you luxury coffee connoisseurs out there. In case you are interested in making fresh coffee anywhere, you should look at this list of camping coffee makers.
1. Black Ivory Coffee – Thailand: €900 euros a ½ kg
Black Ivory Coffee is by far the most expensive and exclusive coffee in the world, according to Cuppabean. Uniquely produced by elephant feces, the delicious taste in this coffee comes from the enzymes in the stomach of the animal, which makes the grains lose their acidity and get a milder taste. As for its high price, it is due to the fact that its production is very small compared to how much coffee needs to be consumed by elephants.
2. Kopi Luwak Coffee – Indonesia: €300 – €400 euros per kilo
If you were shocked by the price and way of producing Black Ivory Coffee, then Kopi Luwak coffee may seem like a more reasonable option. Previously it was priced at around €500 euros per kilo, which puts it on the list of the most expensive coffees in the world because it is produced from coffee beans that were first consumed by Indonesian wild goats. These coffee beans are extracted from the stools, collected, cleaned, and ground, eventually resulting in a €60-euro cup of coffee on average. You can ask to be served a cup of it, after you have dinner at a steak restaurant and experience for yourself its great and interesting taste.
3. Hacienda La Esmeralda – Panama: €200 – €250 euros per kilo
This coffee variety is cultivated exclusively in the small town of Panama Boquete and has such a unique taste that people enjoy it all over the world despite its fairly expensive price.
4. St. Helena Coffee – South Atlantic: €150 euros per kilo
The popularity of this coffee is attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, who expounded its quality and even planted his own seeds on the island of Saint Helena. To enjoy it, you have to put your hand in your pocket, deep.
5. Molokai Coffee – Hawaii: €100 euros per kilo
Climate and weather conditions in Hawaii favor the cultivation of this particular variety of coffee. Molokai coffee is grown on an area of 500 acres and has a very distinctive flavor and a correspondingly expensive price.
6. Fazenda Santa Ines – Brazil: €90 euros per kilo
This coffee is grown in Brazil, and its production is quite impressive, as traditional techniques are followed without any automated process of intervention. Its taste is reminiscent of the sweetness of berries and candy, and you will feel so fortunate to taste it after just a single sip.
7. El Injerto – Huehuetenango, Guatemala: €45.10 euros a ½ kilo
This coffee originates from the Huehuetenango area of Guatemala and, in 2006, won the Cup of Excellence, the most important award for the quality of a coffee. It’s not accidental that the price reaches €45.10 for half a pound of coffee.
8. Jamaican Blue Mountain – Wallenford Estate, Jamaica: €63 euros a ½ kilo
The enchanting Blue Mountains of Jamaica produce this sweet, homonymous coffee, known for its mild and less bitter taste. In recent decades it has become very famous in various parts of the world (with 80% being exported to Japan), which has led to an increase in its price.
In conclusion, it really depends on how open-minded you are about trying out some new expensive coffees. But we know that if you do have the luxury of tasting these delicacies, you will not regret it. So, dare to try any one of the above, but get ready to pay the price!