The Most Expensive Coffee in the World
Let's talk over a cup of coffee!
I've never been a coffee freak in my entire life and I can't count 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!
How coffeeholic are you?
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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...
- Kape Alamid/Alamid Coffee - Philippines
- 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 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.
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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.
- Starting off the list at $160 per pound is Kopi Luwak
- Hacienda La Esmeralda (Panama, $104/lb)
- Island of St. Helena Coffee Company ($79/lb)
- El Injerto (Guatemala, $25-50/lb)
- Fazenda Santa Ines (Brazil, $50/lb)
- Jamaica Blue Mountain ($49/lb)
- Los Planes (El Salvador, $40/lb)
- Kona ($34/lb)
- Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon ($24/lb)
- Yauco Selecto AA (Puerto Rico, $22/lb)
- Fazenda Sao Benedito (Brazil, $21/lb)
some more coffee please...
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