All about the world’s most expensive coffees!

Coffee is a world-renowned beverage that can trace its origins all the way back to 800 A.D. As a popular drink loved by many across the globe, HOLR is sharing some insight into the world of coffee by highlighting the most expensive coffee in the world and why it’s considered to be so exclusive. 


This delicacy from the Ospina families originates from Colombia and is produced from some of the eldest coffee plantations in the region. Rich in history and flavour, it is grown in volcanic ash, and is extremely smooth. It also has a delicious blend of rich caramel and nut flavours, making it one of the most expensive coffees in the world, coming in at around $120/lb.

Kopi Luwak

Deriving from Bali, Indonesia, this is a traditional Balinese coffee made especially with beans that have been consumed by a civet cat (also referred to as cat poop!). This is a process that has been regarded as producing some of the world’s best-tasting coffee. This cup will not come cheap though, at an estimated retail price of between $35-$100/cup or $600 per pound, making kopi luwak a top contender for one of the world’s most expensive coffees.

Jamaican Blue Coffee

At approximately 5,000 ft., this coffee is developed in the Jamaican Blue Mountains and is also considered to be one of the most expensive coffees in the world, retailing for around $50 per pound. As a more mild coffee, this cup of joe is actually extremely popular in Japan.

Black Ivory

Retailing for approximately $1,500 per pound, this coffee can be found in northern Thailand and is considered to be a prized luxury in the realm of coffee. It is processed through the digestive tracts of elephants, where in which the subsequent beans become extremely smooth, making this one of the most expensive coffees in the world.

Fazenda Santa Ines

Another one of the most expensive coffees in the world is Fazenda Santa Ines, which has an exceptional fruity and sweet taste to it. In regards to its origins, it is actually cultivated near the Mantiquera mountains in Brazil (fun fact- Brazil grows the most coffee in the world!). The production process of this coffee, in particular, can also be traced back 100 years. 

Published by HOLR Magazine.

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