6 Of The Most Expensive Coffees In The World

6 Of The Most Expensive Coffees In The World

Let the rich aroma and flavour of these coffees blow your mind away.

ARTICLE BY : Arushi Sakhuja


The aroma of freshly brewed coffee in a café is always likely to draw you in. If you’re a coffee connoisseur, you know the power of an aroma-rich, flavourful coffee. And nothing beats a delicious cup of coffee especially on a cold winter and gloomy rainy day. It takes a lot to brew the perfect cup of coffee, and a lot is owed to the quality of the coffee bean. Some beans are created using a unique and painstaking processing method that results in a distinct flavour and aroma. Thus, proving the hefty price tag. The uppermost echelon of coffee is like truffles, caviar or an aged bottle of wine.

Coffee beans are often valued for their quality, and these most expensive coffees ranging from £80 to £500 are sure to blow your mind. Intrigued? Scroll on!

1.Kopi Luwak

Kopi Luwak or Civet is considered one of the most expensive coffees in the world. It’s made from removing raw coffee beans from arabica cherries that have been digested and excreted by the civet cat. The coffee cherries get fermented as they pass through the civet. This process gives the bean a unique and rich flavour to make a highly unusual coffee.
Price: £435 for one pound

2.Black Ivory

Black Ivory is the single most expensive coffee in the world, and for all coffee connoisseurs, it is undoubtedly one of the most indulgent ones. Originating in Thailand, the coffee is made of Thai Arabica whole roasted beans. Similar to the process of Kopi Luwak, the coffee is made from elephant poo. The coffee cherries are removed and then roasted. The distinctive flavour is achieved by the exposure to the elephant’s insides where the beans get fermented with their digestive enzymes. It takes almost 33 pounds of coffee beans to make just 1 pound of Black Ivory coffee, making it extremely rare.
Price: £1087 for one pound

3. St Helena

Grown on the volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, St Helena coffee is cultivated from a special green-tipped Bourbon Arabica bean that is exclusive to the region. It is a subtle and delicate bean, which requires great care during harvesting, wet processing and roasting, to ensure that all of its characteristics are preserved. This makes exporting the coffee quite difficult, resulting in the heavy price tag.
Price: £105 for one pound

4. Esmeralda Special

Harvested in the Geisha highlands, the high altitude presents challenges for growing and harvesting but it is up in the mountains of Boquete that the unique floral and citrus aromatics of geisha coffee sing brightest. It has been praised for its fruity and floral flavour.
Price: £253 for one pound

5.El Injerto

With a sweet delicate and fruity taste, El Injerto is cultivated in the hilly Huehuetenango region in Guatemala. What makes it so popular is that from the cherries to the parchment filers, it is all produced by the farmers. The coffee grains are broken down twice with a unique washing process to improve the quality of the grain. 
Price: £362 for one pound

6. Ospina

This is a family-based coffee that is grown in the Andes' volcanic-rich mountain slopes. Using rare Arabica Typica Beans, these are best to be shade-grown in the canopy of the tropical forests. The highly demanding cultivation process is the reason for its high price.
Price: £108 for one pound


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