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Most Expensive Coffee In The World

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Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is imported from many parts of the world to cater to the growing and bottomless demand.

There are thousands of coffee shops around the world built to cater to the needs of the millions of people who love coffee as well as those who have caffeine dependency.

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In the United States alone, about 450 million cups of coffee are consumed every day.

It is estimated that about 107 million people in the country drink coffee every day. The beverage is brewed from coffee beans obtained from a plant species known as coffee.

Brazil is the biggest producer of coffee in the world today, despite the coffee plant originally hailing from Africa.

Today, the coffee business is a booming business in many parts of the world where it is produced and consumed. Here is a list of the most expensive coffee in the world.

Kopi Luwak

Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee as it is considered to be the smoothest in the world. Smoothness doesn’t only apply to whiskey.

If you’re wondering how expensive this coffee is, it is sold at approximately $80 per cup in America.

Not sure how many people would be able to sustain their coffee addiction if their only option was Kopi Luwak.

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Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive and infamous coffees in the world because it’s coffee plucked from the faeces of civet cats, hence the alternative names cat poop coffee or civet cat coffee.

Yes, poop and a whole lot of digestion prior give rise to the best coffee in the world. A civet is a small, lean, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia and Africa, especially the tropical forests.

Coffee beans are fed to civets, and the passage through their digestive tract strips the beans of their bitterness, creating what is supposed to be the smoothest coffee in the world.

Black Ivory

Black Ivory coffee gets its name from elephants.

Many people visit Thailand to participate in feeding and riding elephants. These elephants are also used to make one of the world’s most expensive coffees.

No don’t get it twisted, elephants haven’t started growing coffee but this particular type of coffee is harvested from their poop after they have ingested the coffee beans.

This coffee is produced by Black Ivory Coffee Co. Ltd. at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in Chiang Saen, an elephant refuge that cares for rescued elephants.

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Approximately 20 elephants at the foundation produce the coffee.

Arabica coffee beans grown in an estate in northern Thailand are fed to elephants and then collected from their dung.

The elephants’ stomach acids break down coffee proteins and impart a unique, smooth flavor to the coffee.

This brand is only manufactured in north Thailand and available in exclusive high-end resorts in the country for $50 per cup and US$1,100 per kilogram. Who knew poop could be so expensive right?

El Injerto

El Injerto is premium roasted coffee from Guatemala that is memorable for its delicate, fruity and sweet taste.

According to partakers and producers, this coffee has the fragrance of guava, lavender, and bergamot which surprise your olfactory sense.

Some also describe smelling eucalyptus which adds to its complexity. In the aftertaste, a distinct Tangerine acidity is well combined with plums and peaches.

El Injerto farm has been growing coffee since the 1900s and is family-owned and operated. It fetches prices of more than $50 per pound. The exotic farm grown coffee boasts of various awards.

They are the only coffee farm in the world that has won the 1st Place Cup of Excellence Award 8 times. This is the most prestigious quality competition in the world for green coffee.

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