Top 10 Most Expensive Coffees in the World

Some of us might not agree paying $100 just for a pound of coffee and can even be surprised to know that there are coffees in the market which actually comes for high rate. Due to their quality, taste and special fragrance they deserve an elevated value. The list below will make us aware of top ten most expensive coffees available in the world market.

List of Most Expensive Coffees in the World

Rank Coffee Brand Price ($/Pound)
1 Kopi Luwak 150 – 600
2 Hacienda La Esmeralda 130
3 Island of St. Helena Coffee 75
4 El Injerto 51
5 Fazenda Santa Ines 50
6 Blue Mountain 49
7 Los Planes 40
8 Kona 34
9 Yauco Selecto AA 24
10 Fazenda Sao Benedito 21


Top Ten Most Expensive Coffees in the World

1. Kopi Luwak
Also known as civet coffee, Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world selling for $100 to $600 per pound. Produced mainly in the islands of Java, Bali and Sulawesi it is made from the beans of coffee berries. Asia, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea are its popular customers.

2. Hacienda La Esmeralda
Haciendo la Esmeralda is the name of coffee harvested from the Esmeralda Jaramillo farm in the mountains of Western Panama. The coffee has received several awards for its quality and has also earned a name for auction price of $130 per pound.  First introduced to Central America from East Africa around the middle of the 20th century, it has a recognizable aroma.

3. Island of St. Helena Coffee
The coffee from the volcanic island of South Atlantic Ocean is well known throughout the world for its price though it has a disappointing taste. Coffee per pound will cost its customer around $75.

4. El Injerto
Grown in large scale in Guatemala, el Injerto won’t dissatisfy its purchaser with its marvellous taste for which it fetched 2006 excellence food awards. Many coffees from Guatemala are bought with direct contact from the farm and are priced at $50 per pound.

5. Fazenda Santa Ines
Fazenda Santa Ines is grown in Minas Gerais, Brazil and is priced at $50 per pound. Flavours open up in layers, revealing nuances with each sip, the fifth expensive coffee is clean, extremely complex and balanced.

6. Blue Mountain
Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee or Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is a classification of coffee grown in the Blue Mountain of Jamaica. Apart from its $49 per pound rate, the coffee is also famous for its mild flavour and less bitterness.

7. Los Planes
The aroma given off by this El Salvador based blend is incredible. Los Planes has a medium blend with a hint of citrus and is marketed at the rate of $40 per pound.

8. Kona
Kona coffee is cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of Hawaii. One among the most expensive coffees in the world with a current price tag of $34 per pound it comes up with excellent quality due to good climatic blends.

9. Yauco Selecto AA
Yauco Selecto AA is famous since 2004 and can be purchased in $24 for per pound. This coffee has a unique taste and is especially for diabetic and sugar patients because of its less bitter and mild flavour.

10. Fazenda Sao Benedito
The famous Fazenda Sao Benedito from Brazil has the best roasting and cupping procedure and thus it has a high price of $21 per pound.

One thought on “Top 10 Most Expensive Coffees in the World

  1. Joseph Robertson

    The popularity of these Top Ten Expensive Coffees makes it higher in value. Although it is the same coffee as brewing ordinary coffee, but the quality and taste may slightly differ. If you can afford to have these coffees, there is no reason you deprive yourself from the taste, quality and benefits of brewing these expensive coffees. Enjoy the taste and aroma and you can forget the price.


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