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On International Coffee Day, here are the five most expensive in the world.
Coffee has quickly become one of the most popular drinks in the world, even as the second most traded commodity in the world after crude oil.
The ancestors of the Oromo tribe of Ethiopia are said to have been the first to discover traces of the stimulant coffee plant.
However, the Arabs were the first in its agriculture and trade. During the 15th century, evidence of its prevalence was found in Sufi monasteries in Yemen, and in the 16th century in Egypt, Persia, Turkey, and Syria.
From the Arab world, there has been an increase in coffee lovers and coffee growers in Italy, followed by the rest of Europe, Indonesia, and the Americas, with Brazil now the world's largest coffee exporter.
What is the most expensive coffee in the world?
Black Ivory Coffee
No doubt many would be surprised to learn that the most expensive coffee in the world is derived from elephant faeces. Black ivory coffee depends on coffee availability and the elephant's appetite.
The coffee, produced by Black Ivory Coffee in northern Thailand, is extracted from the Arabica coffee beans, consumed by the elephants, to influence their taste by digesting enzymes in the elephants' stomach, one of the main factors of coffee bitterness.
Not to forget the other components of elephants' stomachs, which also reflect on the taste, making the coffee less bitter.
The price of this coffee, which can be as high as $1880 per kilogram, is due to the large amount of coffee beans that must be extracted from elephant droppings.
It requires 33 kilograms of raw coffee to produce 1 kilogram of black ivory coffee.
These grains are often impossible to extract, as they are chewed and cut by elephants.
For all animal rights advocates, the exporting company answers that it is saving street elephants and collaborating with organizations for their protection.
The technique for preparing this coffee is similar to black ivory coffee, in terms of the process of its extraction. However, a different animal, Civet cats, which live in East Asia, gave Indonesian coffee its name.
Civet cats used to pick and eat coffee beans from trees, so that enzymes in their stomach fermented the beans and dismantled the proteins.
When grain is excreted in cat feces, farmers in Indonesia and the Philippines collect, wash and roast it for up to $1,100 per kilogram.
However, the coffee has lost some of its charm and quality with increasing demand in Southeast Asia, and the frequent news of caged cats being locked up and starving to double productivity.
Hacienda La Esmeralda
This coffee, made in the western mountains of Panama, is known for its rich and powerful flavor. It is the fruit of cold climate and precision harvesting, by farmers of coffee beans.
It costs about $200 per kilogram, but many varieties are available, and has won more than 13 awards since 2004. In 2013, at Panama's best auction of natural materials, the price per kilogram was $770.
If you are looking for fruit - and flower-flavored coffee, taste organic Molokai coffee, which is made in Hawaii, the only county in the United States, and is said to have an ideal climate and soil quality for planting high-quality coffee trees.
When you drink this coffee, the smell of flowers, berries, caramels, and herbs blends in your mouths.
The coffee, made only by Coffee Hawaii on 500 acres, competes with the most famous coffee in the world, thanks to its diverse flavour.
It can be bought online for $112 per kilogram.
The coffee bears the name of the area where it is manufactured, the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. It gained its international reputation for its mild taste and lack of bitterness, which often characterizes coffee beans.
It is a registered trademark and is manufactured, controlled and supervised by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica. Over 80% of the coffee crop Blue Mountain is exported to Japan, where it is gaining popularity.
in addition to being used to make coffee, coffee beans are used to create the spiritual drink Tia Maria, which combines coffee beans, Rome.
If you like coffee, tell me what kind of coffee you prefer.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 29, 2021:
I write for a coffee company, so I was very aware of today's importance. :) Nice article!