The world knows that the most expensive coffee is from the cat poop or the civet cat. The Kopi Luwak is renowned as the most expensive coffee in the world because of the careful processing of the coffee. Each bag of the Kopi Luwak is between $100 to $500 depending on grams. Another notable expensive coffee is the Black Ivory which the process of making the coffee is through elephant dung. Looking at it, the rarest coffees in the world is in the manner of collecting the coffee beans eaten by animals through their poop, which is delicately sourced and washed. The meticulous method or sourcing the coffee beans are what makes them protrude among the other coffee beans, and that is also the reason why there is limited merchandise of the most expensive coffee beans. If there are the most expensive coffee beans in the world, there is also the most expensive cup of coffee in the world, and it is a whopping $75 per cup of coffee.
The most expensive cup of coffee in the world is not related to any of the elephant dung or the civet cat poop, but it is a single origin coffee bean that when roast and brew it will cost a hefty amount of $75 per cup, and $803 per pound of coffee beans.
What is that coffee?
The coffee is called Elida Geisha Natural the name sounds dangerously sexy, right? The Elida Natural Geisha had recently won first place in the most recent Best of Panama coffee competition which set a groundbreaking price of $803 per pound of coffee beans. The coffee beans have only limited stocks it is 100 lbs, to be exact which are only available in a few of the countries like Japan, China, and Taiwan which most of the stocks went, and in the United States, the Klatch Coffee company were lucky enough to secure 10 pounds of Elida Geisha Natural. Thus this determines that the coffee is only available n North America, specifically in San Francisco.
But since the Elida Geisha Natural has limited available coffee Bo Thiara the owner of Klatch Coffee, notify the public during his interview in KGO-TV that the, ” 10 pounds the company bought will make just 80 cups of coffee for customers.” Kudos to the first 80 customers inside the United States who avails the Elida Geisha Natural Coffee, now you get to experience the most expensive cup of coffee in the world.
Why it is expensive?
The Elida Geisha Natural is one of the rarest coffee beans you can ever taste. The coffee is from Panama, and it is a one-of-a-kind variety of coffee Arabica whose origin is from Ethiopia.
The coffee is described to have floral notes of jasmine, with tea-like flavor, and bergamot, sugar cane and stone fruit (peach or apricot). It says “natural” not because it is natural coffee berry, but it is gone through a natural process in which the coffee beans are naturally dried to separate the pulp from the beans, rather than the traditional practice of washing the coffee to separate the pulp and the beans. As we see, the process of separating the pulp from the beans is all natural that is why all the flavors are intact and not washed away from the beans.
Seems one of the factors why this coffee is considered the most expensive cup of coffee in the world, because of its limited resources.