10 Most Expensive Coffees In The World [PHOTOS]

on November 28 2012 3:38 PM
  • Kopi Luwak, Indonesia
    Kopi Luwak coffee is made from coffee cherries eaten by common palm civets, animals similar to the mongoose. This coffee sells for $160 per pound. Tumblr
  • Hacienda La Esmeralda, Panama
    Hacienda La Esmeralda coffee is grown among old guava tress and is known for its flavor and aroma. This coffee sells for $104 per pound. Tumblr
  • Island of St. Helena Coffee Company, St. Helena
    St. Helena Coffee is known because it is grown on the island where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled. The ruler was especially a fan of the coffee, that sells for $79 per pound. The Island of St Helena Coffee Company
  • El Injerto, Guatemala
    El Injerto coffee specially cultivated for the Cup of Excellence auction. The coffee sells for $50 per pound. Tumblr
  • Fazenda Santa Ines, Brazil
    Fazenda Santa Ines coffee received the highest rating ever given by the Cup of Excellence history, 95.85 points out of 100. The coffee sells at auction for $50 per pound. Facebook
  • Blue Mountain, Jamaica
    Blue Mountain coffee is often counterfeited and is very popular in Japan. The coffee sells for $49 per pound. Tumblr
  • Los Planes, El Salvador
    Los Planes coffee earned a 93.52 out of 100 score at the El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition in 2006. The coffee will sell for $40 per pound when it is available on the market. Amazon
  • Kona, Hawaii
    Kona coffee derives from Brazilian coffee trees that were bought to Hawaii and planted in Kona's rich volcanic soil. The coffee sells for $34 per pound. Tumblr
  • Starbucks Rwanda Blue Bourbon, Rwanda
    Rwanda Blue Bourbon coffee was selected by Starbucks as a high quality bean for their limited edition coffee, at a time when Rwandan farmers produced mostly low quality beans. The coffee sells for $24 per pound. The Goggles Do Nothing
  • Yauco Selecto AA, Puerto Rico
    Yauco Selecto AA coffee is especially known for its production quality and mild flavor. The coffee sells for $22 per pound. Instagram
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Check out some of the most expensive coffees in the world. Starbucks' newly released Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, which sells for $40 per half-pound, may soon find itself among good company on this list. Learn more about these costly beans at Forbes

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