10 Most Expensive Coffee Beans

If you are a coffee drinker, you must agree that it is one of the most soothing types of beverages no matter where you take it from. It’s available in different varieties, with variation in terms of flavor, taste and quality. If you thought that your favorite brand of coffee is the best, wait until you find out about the most expensive types of coffee there are in the world, which are undoubtedly great as far as quality is concerned. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive coffee beans from around the globe. 

1. Kopi Luwak (from $115-$590 per 500 grams)

With a price tag like that, Kopi Luwak is indisputably the most luxurious coffee in the world. The coffee beans come from Indonesia and if the price of this coffee was shocking to you, then you will be amazed once you find out how it’s produced. “Kopi” means coffee in Indonesian, while “Luwak” means mongoose. The coffee beans have to pass through the digestive system of the animal before production can begin. Since the animal can’t digest the coffee beans, the beans are secreted and the process of making the legendary coffee begins. Unbelievable? Believe it!

Kopi Luwak

2. La Esmeralda ($100 per 500 grams)

 La Esmeralda coffee, which is well known as ‘Esmeralda Special’ is grown specifically in Boquete, Panama. These coffee beans are produced at a farm known as Esmeralda Jaramillo in the mountains of West Panama, and it is mostly cultivated under the shades of old guava trees. This coffee has an intense and strong taste, which comes as a result of the cold climate and the extra careful harvesting of the coffee beans. 

3. St. Helena Coffee ($80 per 500 grams)

This coffee is grown and bred in a small island of Saint Helena. Napoleon Bonaparte is the man behind the popularity of this particular type of coffee as he not only praised it, but he also sowed the seeds himself on the St. Helena Island. This coffee has a pleasant and a fruity taste and you will have to spend around $80 to please your taste buds with it.

St. Helena Coffee

4. Fazenda Santa Ines Coffee ($50 per 500 grams)

This coffee is grown, bred and cultivated in Minas Gerais in Brazil, specifically on the Fazenda Santa Ines farm. The coffee is grown in a very traditional manner and no automated processes are involved. Its taste is a reminiscent of the sweetness of caramel and berries.

5. El Injerto Coffee ($50 per 500 grams)

This coffee was originally grown in Huehuetenango, Guatemala territory. Despite it being ranked as the fourth most expensive coffee in the world, the El Injerto coffee managed to scoop the 2006 Cup of Excellence grand prize. 

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6. Blue Mountain Coffee ($50 per 500 grams)

From the name itself, this coffee is grown on the east side of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains. This coffee is famous for its mild flavor and lack of bitterness. The Blue Mountain coffee beans also form the basis for the liquor Tia Maria. Over 80% of this coffee is exported to Japan. 

7. Los Planes Coffee ($40 per 500 grams)

This coffee is grown and bred in Citala, El Salavador. It was ranked 2nd in the 2006 Cup of Excellence. You will spend up to $40 a pound to savor the Los Planes Coffee, which is quite a fair amount considering the great quality and amazing way in which its made. 

8. Hawaiian Kona Coffee ($35 per 500 grams)

This coffee is grown and cultivated on the Hualala’s and Mauna Loa’s slopes, specifically situated on the North and South Kona Districts of the Hawiian Island. The Hawaiian Kona Coffee is mostly famous for its comforting taste.

9. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon ($25 per 500 grams)

When Rwanda is mentioned, most people only think about the genocide that took place many years ago. What many people don’t know is that this country produces one of the most expensive types of coffee in the world – the Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon. This coffee is grown in Karengara and Gatare, Rwanda, and there are those farmers from these regions that plant the Blue Bourbon coffee plant as their main crop product.

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10. Coffee Yauco Selecto AA ($25 per 500 grams)

I know drum rolls are usually reserved for the number one spot, but you have to give Coffee Yauco Selecto some credit for making it to the top 10 most expensive coffee beans in the world. This type of coffee is grown in Puerto Rico and its popularity has tremendously grown. It’s mild flavor but delicious taste will definitely make you forget just how costly this coffee is.

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