Executive summary about world s most expensive coffee beans By Christine Rankin
Well, how about the finest coffee? Kopi Luwak, or Civet Coffee, is one of the world's most expensive coffees ranging between $100 and $600 per pound in U.S. dollars. As most gourmet coffee runs around $10 a pound, or less, this is quite a drastic jump in cost. It is like no other coffee production in existence.
Kopi Luwak is made from beans of coffee berries, which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet and passed through its digestive tract. Yes, the Asian Palm Civet, which is a rodent type animal, eats the coffee and then passes it through it's digestive tract whole. The Civet eats all types of beans: arabica, robusta, liberica and excelsa. It has been termed "weasel coffee" by some as the Civet is a rodent, or weasel like animal.
When speaking of gourmet coffee, a few types come to mind. The three that come to mind are Kona coffee, Jamaican Blue Mountain, and of course Kopi Luwak!
Kona coffee is from the lush and tropical land of Hawaii. Kona coffee is grown in a mountainous Kona region of Hawaii, hence deriving its name.
Jamaica is also a great vacation destination and producer of delicious coffee. This tropical environment is also perfect for growing delicious gourmet specialty coffee that coffee-lovers all over the world rave about. This coffee is also more expensive than a typical run of the mill coffee.