Top 5 most expensive coffee beans
We can't do without coffee. Now we want to pay tribute to this divine drink by giving you the top 5 most expensive coffee beans.
1. Kopi Luwak: varying from $115,- to $590,- per 500 grams
Kopi Luwak is the most luxurious coffee in the world. 'Kopi' means coffee in Indonesian and 'Luwak' is an Indonesian animal that eats the raw coffee berry. The animal can't digest the bean in the berry and secretes the bean. This process forms the basis of this legendary coffee.
2. La Esmeralda: $100,- per 500 grams
This coffee is well known as the 'Esmeralda Special'. The coffee beans are produced at the farm Esmeralda Jaramillo in the mountains of West Panama. It's intense and strong taste is the result of the cold climate and the careful harvesting of the bean.
3. St. Helena Coffee: $80,- per 500 grams
This coffee is the product of the small island of Saint Helena. The coffee is made from the 'Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica', a bean that is exclusive to this island. The taste is pleasant and fruity.
4. Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee: $50,- per 500 grams
This coffee comes from Minas Gerais in Brazil. It is produced on the Fazenda Santa Ines farm in a traditional matter. There are no automated processes involved. It's great taste is characterised by the sweetness of caramel and berries.
5. Blue Mountain Coffee: $45,- per 500 grams
This coffee is produced on the east side of the Blue Mountains on Jamaica. The coffee is famous for it's mild taste without bitterness. These beans also form the basis for the liquor Tia Maria.