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The Most Expensive Coffee in the World

Updated on May 18, 2013

Let's talk over a cup of coffee!

I've never been a coffee freak in my entire lifeĀ and I can't countĀ on how many cups I already taken in. But, majority of you may absolutely agree that nothing can beat a warm cup of coffee especially in the early morning hours when seems all your systems can't go or even just to chill out after all the day's work.

Some want to drink it plain, black no sugar. Others want it with cream or milk. While there are some who prefers Decaf, Espresso, Latte or whatever the local market has to offer.

You'll never know what people want these days!

But, have you ever wonder what's the most expensive of them all?

How coffeeholic are you?

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Photo Credit: WesternTaste

Kopi Luwak at its finest...

Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee is the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $600 USD per pound and is sold mainly in Japan, United States and increasingly throughout other countries.

It came from robusta or arabica coffee beans which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Common Asian Palm Civet.

"Kopi" is the Indonesian word for coffee and "Luwak" is local name of this animal which eats the raw red coffee 'cherries' as part of its usual diet.

This animal eats a mixed diet of insects, small mammals and fruits along with the softer outer part of the coffee cherry but does not digest the inner beans, instead excreting them still covered in some inner layers of the cherry.

Locals then gather the beans -- which come through the 'animal stage' fairly intact -- and sell them on to dealers. It is believed that enzymes in the stomach of the civet add to the coffee's flavour through fermentation of some type.

Kopi Luwak Vids

...see how these Kopi Luwak beans processed.

Kopi Luwak is also known as...

  1. Kape Alamid/Alamid Coffee - Philippines
  2. Weasel Coffee - Vietnam

    (weasel is the local version of Asian Palm Civet)

Philippine Civet or Alamid eats only the ripest coffee cherries. Unable to digest the coffee bean, the alamid graciously deposit

Philippine Civet or Alamid eats only the ripest coffee cherries. Unable to digest the coffee bean, the alamid graciously deposit
Philippine Civet or Alamid eats only the ripest coffee cherries. Unable to digest the coffee bean, the alamid graciously deposit

~Philippine Alamid Coffee~

...move over Starbucks!

This is a photo of raw Alamid Coffee Beans. ------->

The Philippines has recently discovered it produces one of the world's most expensive and coveted kinds of coffee. --BBC News Asia Pacific

Alamid Coffee is a kind of Civet coffee made from coffee beans eaten and passed through the digestive tract of Sugar Palm Civet (paradoxorus Philipinensis), or alamid in the local language forages in the mountains and forest of Philippine Archipelago.

In the Philippines, only 500 kg are produced a year and the roasted beans sell for more than $115 a kilogram.

The Finish Product!

...something will treat coffee lovers out there extra special!

Coffee Alamid brand is what you can usually found here in the local markets. It is a natural blend of liberica, exelsa, robusta and arabica beans that are found in abundance in the Philippines.

Noted as the "rarest coffee in the world" the commodity sold by Japan Airlines as a gourmet product on its business class section for 600 dollars for 100 grams and is exported under the Coffee Alamid trademark to China, Taiwan, Australia and the United States.

Shot in the Kowloon (Hong Kong) Harbour City Mall in the Tsim Sha Tsui area at an "upscale" Grocery Store/Shopping Center.

Photo Courtesy of EditorDave

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Forbes List of Most Expensive Coffees in the World

Like true coffee addicts, the guys over at Forbes have scoured the globe looking for the most expensive coffees in the world.

  1. Starting off the list at $160 per pound is Kopi Luwak
  2. Hacienda La Esmeralda (Panama, $104/lb)
  3. Island of St. Helena Coffee Company ($79/lb)
  4. El Injerto (Guatemala, $25-50/lb)
  5. Fazenda Santa Ines (Brazil, $50/lb)
  6. Jamaica Blue Mountain ($49/lb)
  7. Los Planes (El Salvador, $40/lb)
  8. Kona ($34/lb)
  9. Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon ($24/lb)
  10. Yauco Selecto AA (Puerto Rico, $22/lb)
  11. Fazenda Sao Benedito (Brazil, $21/lb)

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      GramaBarb 9 years ago from Vancouver

      My morning coffee is the most enjoyable time of my day. That first cup of coffee always starts my day quietly and my thoughts all organized for the day. I love my morning coffee! I have enjoyed your lens! 5*'s!!

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      looks like I would love to have a cup of coffee. very nice lens Naiza.

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      I love coffee too. I used to drink several cups a day but I noticed it had some negative effects on me. Two cups is my maximum now and my health greatly improved.

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      Love my morning coffee! Nice work on this lens.

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      I love my coffee. Is there a organic fair trade dark roast that you have tried that you can recommend?

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      Great lens on an interesting topic. I love my Illy coffee - now I have started drinking that I just don't like other brands any more. Great to see a lens from someone who homeschools. I homeschool my 3 kids)!

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      I'm one of the trillions who love coffee. It makes me awake everytime I drink coffee. Great lens you have here. 5 stars for you.

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      great lens, i love coffee,high five

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      Meloramus 9 years ago

      I love coffee and hope to try Kopi Luwak some day. 5*

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      Johanna Eisler 9 years ago

      Fascinating lens! Educational! But it makes me wonder - who was the first person to think of using those partially digested beans to create a coffee delicacy? Brave soul! *grin*

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      Aika 9 years ago

      coffee-holic myself and would like to try this one. 5 stars!

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      Vicki 9 years ago from USA

      I can almost smell the aroma now, and I'm craving a cup...strong, sweet & lots of cream. Nice work on your lens! Hope you'll visit Vintage Cookbooks or Retro Cookbooks some time!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Wow!! I love coffee and am delighted that you do too. wait to have some!!

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      BarryKrost 9 years ago

      I have heard about coffee coming from the Common Asian Palm Civet. I might try some now. Thanks.

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I'm afraid of this stuff though! If someone drinks it they many never be able to drink other, cheaper, coffee again. Seriously!

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      great lens 5 stars 4 u

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      Great lens. My husband loves Timothy's World Coffe!

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      Music-Resource 9 years ago

      Hi Naiza, I'm a big fan of coffee and I just went and saw a good movie called The Bucket List. Kopi Luwak and the involvement of the Civet in flavoring the coffee were both mentioned in the movie :) They also mentioned that it is as you said, the most expensive coffee in the world. I drink Starbucks and Caribou Coffee - both common in the USA. I may elect to try the Kopi Luwak some day. Nice lens. ~Music Resource~

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This is a great lens. Lots of information and also very colorful. I try to steer cleer of coffee - unless it's a good espresso or cafe cubano or a greek coffee, and then it's hard to resist. I grew up on instant coffee in England, but I can't even touch it now.

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      I had never heard of Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee before or of the fascinating role of the civet in it's production. Thank you for visiting Printing with Coffee. I'm not a coffee drinker either but I love to hang it on my wall.

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      internetry 9 years ago

      I absolutely freakin' love coffee! Here in Holland we have the (almost famous) Senseo, which I absolutely love :-)

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      Cool lens. Interesting info.

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      Thank you for introducing me to something I knew nothing about! I love coffee - made at home, not from a coffee chain store! My favorite at the moment is the Illy brand.

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      Great lens with lots of details~

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      LeslieBrenner 9 years ago

      I've heard about this coffee elsewhere, but not with this amount of detail. Great lens, 5 stars.

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      beeobrien lm 9 years ago

      Learned something new today. Thanks.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I really liked the Lens... 5 Stars for sure. But what about Blue Mountain Coffee out of Jamaica, I was always told that was the most expensive and sought after coffee. Learn Something new everyday!

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      I love coffee, it completes my day. :)

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      Feiyie LM 9 years ago

      Goodbye Starbucks. haha. lol. I wanna taste that!!! Probably when I go back to Phils. But it's gonna be expensive. Haha.

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      I've got an Arabica plant growing (slowly!) in the back yard. No civets in the yard though...

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      Nice lens! I have lensrolled you to my Novelty Coffee Mugs lens. :)

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      tacosalad 8 years ago

      I don't get the obsession with coffee. It is definitely an acquired taste. I myself never acquired a taste for it.

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      Very informative.

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      Angelina 8 years ago from California

      great information and really interesting, I had no idea that is how the exotic beans are harvested

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      Hhank 8 years ago

      Yum. My whole day starts with 2-3 cups of coffee before getting going. Not sure how these digested coffees would taste, but I'm up for trying if you buy me a cup!

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Fabulous lens on my favorite drink - coffee! I grew up part-time in Vienna, where the aromas of neighborhood coffee roasters wafted through the streets. My coffee always needs to be strong. I enjoyed this lens. 5*s

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      acne-guy 8 years ago

      I like the TV show, Koffee with Karan, its a good watch...

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      dianarooly 8 years ago

      I like the pod you have mentioned, I am hardcore coffee drinker, liked your lens.

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      Gemstones-guy 8 years ago

      it is very good taste. taking coffee in the morning time will give enorgy.

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      Gemstones-guy 8 years ago

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      Gemstones-guy 8 years ago

      it is very good taste. taking coffee in the morning time will give enorgy.

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      Gemstones-guy 8 years ago

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      raghuvarun123 8 years ago

      i like coffee very much.. thanks for sharing this infor for all the coffee lovers.

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      WritingforYourW 8 years ago

      Hmm, interesting. Now what's the most expensive chocolate? ;)

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      Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Wow! really great lens.

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      hotbrain 8 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      I heard about Kopi Luwak on the news some time ago... You've made a very nice looking page with lots of info :)

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      whitebison2 8 years ago

      YUCK...people will buy anything! Why do people buy into this stuff? I think I'll stick with my iced coffee! Great work on this lens, really interesting topic.

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      CleanerLife 8 years ago

      Heard about Kopi Luwak before, can't imagine I'll try it any time soon. Great Lens, tho! :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      A cup of Cofee is the rocking me up!!! ... And I keep on asking for more... more... and more

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      TERRRIFFFIC COFFEE !!!

      That Philippine Civet Coffee (Alamid) is the subject of discussion upon my returning to work here in Tripoli Libya. As one of our co-employee (British guy) tried it in U.K. for a cost of 50GBP per cup. Amazing price if you compare it from Starbucks coffee. The result, I am obliged now to bring from Philippines a minimum of one kilo of that expensive coffee beans - CHEERS to ALAMID !!!

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      jpvillalobos 7 years ago

      I loved coffee it stimulates me a lot, and it stimulates me more when I have read that most expensive coffee came from the civet cats feces...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I drink the cheap stuff but I have a great respect for the expensive stuff. When I drink this kind of coffee I'm zipping around the room like a crazy woman!

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      Johanna Eisler 7 years ago

      Hi, Naiza!

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      Great lens. I love coffee of all kinds.

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      oldbird 7 years ago

      You are truly a lensmaster!! This lens is amazing and one to which I would like my coffee lens to aspire someday... someday. Keep up the great work. I am amazed at the range of your interests!!

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      shineystones 7 years ago

      This is a great lens. The topic is really weird. I have heard of this before, but I just don't think I could get myself to drink this coffee.

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      HealthFreak2009 7 years ago

      I have eaten a lot of things from snails to fish eggs. I am not sure I could ever make myself drink something that come out of an animals rear end. Who knows, maybe I would love it so much I wouldn't care.

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      QuiltFinger 7 years ago from Tennessee

      HA! I must totally try this! I've heard about it, but now I really want to know if it's worth the extra price. Very charming lens. Five stars.

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      nuc99705 7 years ago

      I do not think I can afford this, plus who wants to drink something that is essentially poop. But I do like your lens and will lens roll it to mine

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      guruglenn 7 years ago

      Great Lens, I had no idea how many variations of high end coffee there were. My lens is just a baby compared to yours. Thanks for displaying what is possible. Please visit my lens about coffee makers and if you like it, I would appreciate you ranking me and leaving a comment. Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker

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      June Campbell 7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Fascinating information. I had never heard of this coffee before. Thanks for sharing.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      I LOVE coffee and I can just smell the richness of this blend right here at home ;) Great info and thanks for sharing on Foodloversweb.com.

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      JewelRiver 7 years ago

      Very interesting. Great lens!

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      coffeemakercritic 7 years ago

      I was amazed by this lens you made. You got to put all these remarkable stuffs in just one lens which catched me reading it up until the end. Kape Alamid would surely fit in this Kitchenaid Pro Line Coffee Maker. thanks for sharing your interests.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Excellent Lens!! I enjoyed reading it.

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      Ladyclodine 7 years ago

      I used articles as my medium to find the best drip coffee makers when i bought one. It really helped me choose the perfect one for me. It's good to have these kinds of reviews and articles.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Cool lens1 Nice video and information you shared. Las Vegas Web Design

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great site!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I am a coffeelover, but this was completely new to me! Fantastic!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      hey there,

      just watched a movie reminding me of that story and made me google it.

      I am actually wondering: Where did you get that cool picture, shown next to the post?

      Do you know the name or the artist?

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      anameyasha 6 years ago

      Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee is well-known in my country, Indonesia.

      It published on Oprah Winfrey Show. I recommended It.

      I like coffee, but not coffee addict.

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Hardly anything beats a quiet moment with a nice cup of coffee.

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      WriterBuzz 6 years ago

      Your lens is great. Very informative. I liked your lens with a thumbs up .

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      HMQ 6 years ago

      Interesting coffee info here. Lensrolled on my coffee mug lenses.

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      AlexCH 6 years ago

      This is amazing. I mean..so you drink it and kind of know where it's been?

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      scar4 6 years ago

      I rarely drink coffee, sometimes, out of curiosity, I will make a cup of instant coffee for myself.

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      sepatuusang 6 years ago

      thats haram gan hehehe

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      100% Authentic Kopi Luwak coffee. U.S. based company supporting Indonesian farmers. check it out. LuwakCafe and BuyLuwakKopi

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      antoivo lm 6 years ago

      I first heard of Kopi Luwak coffee on the film "The Bucket List" and i must say id love to try it but not keen on the idea of were it comes from! Have you ever tried it?

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      jmddheeraj 6 years ago

      Kopi Luwak coffee at this cost ? this cost is very high but i am sure this coffee is far more better then all others. it cost so much because it is sure special coffee. want to ask is i need to book Flights to Manila to go manila and taste this coffee

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      jmddheeraj 6 years ago

      Flights to Manila

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      whitesnoo 6 years ago

      It is a common sense among public who has made a cup of coffee with machine that a good quality coffee maker can decide your coffee's quality. But how to choose best cuisinart coffee makers?

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      Karnel 6 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      I'm coffee crazy but had never heard of this thanks for the information

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      David Gardner 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Magandang umaga, Naiza! I just sat down with my breakfast cup of coffee (no, it wasn't Kapi Luwak... *grin* -- it was Macadamia Kona Coffee!) ... and enjoyed seeing your lens! I've favorited, liked, thumbs-upped, and lensrolled your masterpiece! Have a great day!

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      BestRatedStuff 6 years ago

      I am more of a tea fan, but will enjoy a good cup of quality coffee once in a while. This info was fun to find out.

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      E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      Very interesting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very strange and very interesting. One critters refuse, is another critter's gourmet food! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very strange and very interesting. One critters refuse, is another critter's gourmet food! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very strange and very interesting. One critters refuse, is another critter's gourmet food! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was able to watch this episode on Discovery Channel that talks about where Alamid coffee beans are abundant. Such a very expensive type of coffee bean.

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      InLoveWithParties 5 years ago

      Thanks for your in-depth and interesting article. In a way I find it kind of gross to have the beans "pass through" a wild animal but then it's really intriguing and I can't wait to give it a try. Will find a special day to taste it with fellow coffee addicts.

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      klanklareaux 5 years ago

      Wow, I should've come to this lense long time ago when I was looking for more coffee information. And this lens is just a huge collection! Great Job! I love coffee especially latte. My day just goes crazy without having one.

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      JackNimble 5 years ago

      Wow, this is mildly disturbing information hearing about coffee beans that have been passed through the digestive system of a little animal. I think I will pass on this coffee. It makes me think of Rocky Mountain Oysters and I pass on those too!

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      Phoenix12211 5 years ago

      Wow! That is crazy! I would have never even thought about that happening. Hmm I wonder if the animal's digestive system can remove the acid of the bean as well as our (www.tylerscoffees.com) roasting skills can.

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      Phoenix12211 5 years ago

      Wow! That is crazy! I would have never even thought about that happening. Hmm I wonder if the animal's digestive system can remove the acid of the bean as well as our (www.tylerscoffees.com) roasting skills can.

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      JeanJohnson LM 5 years ago

      Amazing content, learn something new everyday. thanks for this lens

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      Phoenix12211 5 years ago

      Crazy! I had no idea! I wonder what being 'processed' by the animal does to the acidity level? In any case, it can't get any lower then Tylers Coffees... maybe we'll pick some of these beans up and try roasting them our way....

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      jeffersonline 5 years ago

      This is a great lens, thanks for putting it together, but I'm going to pass on Civet and stick with straight arabica!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I'd heard of Kopi Luwak and how it came through the digestion system of the Civet, but I don't think I could afford it, or even drink it if I could, haha! Nice lens on the most expensive coffee, and other coffee related things, and thanks for sharing....I have 6 cups every morning to start my day!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens, I like my coffee and this is certainly the most expensive coffee I've heard about...thanks for sharing this info :)

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      papar lm 5 years ago

      I wanna try the civet, the most expensive coffee

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      food monkey 5 years ago

      nice lens!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I am trying to imagine drinking this sort of coffee. It reminds me of the special chicken eggs that they make in the town of Dong Yang in China - boiled in little boy pee. I am not kidding either. They say that the body gets rid of good nutrients as well as not so good ones, and that the good ones will go into the egg. then when you eat it, it will help you a lot because the nutrients and minerals are in a very digestible form. Hmmm. I think I can cope with less expensive coffee!

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      David Gardner 5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Great lens with interesting information! Thanks for being so helpful with your comments on my lenses and your support of my Squidoo adventure. Congratulations on a Squidoo masterpiece!

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      YHONG04 5 years ago

      This lens helped to some coffee addict there! hahaha... just kidding... nice lens it made me more knowledgeable all about in coffee...

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      ChrisShaefer 5 years ago

      Naiza,

      Kopi Luwak, is crazy! as a coffee lover and blogger of coffee myself I currently cannot afford this coffee. I would like to try it some day though. I did buy a small bag of Jamaicin Blue from the Wellanford Estate this Christmas and I still like to drink my Kona coffee from the Koa Planatation. Good articles, Nice writing. Stop by my blogs and cast a vote.

      Peace,

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice - I have just been writing about the most expensive coffee in the world on my blog "the most expensive things in the world" : http://www.mostexpensivethingsintheworld.com/world...

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      PositiveChristi1 5 years ago

      I can't help wondering what was going through the mind of the first person who had the idea to try this coffee. I think I'll stick to much cheaper varieties.

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      glenbrook 5 years ago

      I love coffee and I don't mind spending money on things that are worth it, but $120 - $600 for a pound of what is essentially rodent poop???

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a weird coffee product! :) Don't think I'd try it, even though I'm a true coffee efficienado. What I 'expected' this page about the most expensive coffee to be about was Kona coffee. Now I see (from your list) that there are 7 coffees more expensive than Kona! Wow. I've had Kona coffee in Hawaii on a visit and absolutely love it. Today, due to cost, I drink a Kona blend, which is as close as I can come. Love, love. love Coffee!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      I love coffee, too.

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      HarrietC LM 5 years ago

      ah, coffee...all those sleepless nights because of you...^_^

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      Cyberwing 4 years ago

      Luwak coffee..... I love it

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      Coffee is a life savor!

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      mglee2010 4 years ago

      I just love Kopi....and Luwak and best is when it is made with my Cuisinart Coffee Maker

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      While I have tasted Starbucks coffee and liked it, I haven't yet tasted the world's expensive coffees, I have to say that coffee that is fresh and has beautiful aroma is the best.

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      acregmed 4 years ago

      Great lens!

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      coffeechapters 4 years ago

      i'd take Panama Geisha over kopi luwak anytime, i feel that it's just the taboo of drinking it that makes it expensive, in terms of cupping quality it's not that good, i would try it once and say for yourself, but do try Geisha before putting your finger on kopi luwak.

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      srsddn lm 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the costliest coffee.

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      Donallphin 4 years ago

      Thanks for a very interesting if not disgusting lens. I had no idea the most expensive coffee in the world was "pooped" out of an animal. Wow. You learn something new everyday.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      I am a coffee lover but I don't think I can afford the price of this coffee. I tasted though twice the beverage and indeed it has a superior taste.

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      Anita Saran 2 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Nice hub but Indonesian coffee farmers are keeping civet cats in horrifying conditions according to Care2Alerts http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/931/941/...

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