For coffee connoisseurs everywhere, sometimes Starbucks just doesn’t cut it. If you find that you have a distinguished taste for particular types of coffees, don’t rule out these top blends, but keep in mind these may be some of the most expensive on the list. While everyone has to have their daily fill, one thing you might find is that of all the countries surveyed, these were the most expensive blends that we found all over the world.
The funny thing that a lot of these blends have in common with Starbucks is that some are actually sold by Starbucks, found in the Caribbean, or commonly exported to Japan.
Hey, we said they’re expensive…
For coffee connoisseurs, be sure to check out Coffee Yauco Selecto AA, a Puerto Rico blend. At $24 a pound, you may want to sip this blend rather slowly to enjoy and savor its rich flavor and all of different elements that you can taste in the earthy tones and the way that the farming was done to gather the beans. Because of the rich clay soil in Puerto Rico, it gives it a special spicy blend and the flavor is just right for the savvy connoisseur. Look for chocolate undertones, and you can also enjoy a full body taste, as you will find that there’s a buttery flavor to this coffee, much like in sipping a brandy or cognac.
Mi Esperanza Coffee is from Honduras, and at $35 a pound, this particular blend is something that savvy connoisseurs want to try because of its intense aroma. Because this particular plan is made in Central America, those who flavor different blends of coffees from all over the world will enjoy this taste and enjoy the fact that there isn’t a hint of bitterness, but what’s enjoyable is the smooth aftertaste of the coffee.
A very popular blend that you have probably heard about if you traveled to the Caribbean is Blue Mountain Coffee that’s made in Jamaica. At $49 a pound, this coffee is an excellent reserve and something that you definitely want to try out at least once. For starters, the coffee beans have a distinct taste to them, and you might be surprised at the hint of cherry in the flavor. It’s a very mild flavor that you will find with this particular blend and this has to do with the fact that the coffee beans are grown above sea level at 5,000-feet in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. This is an area where there’s heavy rain and it gives the beans a chance to grow and adds to their depth. With its mild flavor, that’s one of the reasons why a lot of the coffee – probably about 80% of it, has been exported to Japan over the years because of its popularity.
Another great blend that savvy connoisseurs want to be on the lookout for is Molokai Coffee that comes from Hawaii. At $51 a pound, this particular blend is something that you have to experience at least once in your lifetime and while it might sound expensive, because it’s produced in Hawaii on an area of land that’s 500 acres, the soil conditions help to contribute to the quality of the beans, and you’ll find that with this particular blend, there is an enjoyable fragrance, it has a slight caramel taste to it, and you can taste an herby quality to it. While it’s mildly acidic, it’s very full bodied, and you also find that there’s a slight chocolate taste to the finish. That alone is the top reason to try this and you may want to consider pairing it with a dessert such as a truffle or a sponge cake.
We did find that the most expensive coffee is Hacienda La Esmeralda from Panama. At $350 a pound, this particular coffee blend is for distinct coffee drinkers – who can find it in stock, or in Japan. It is considered a delicacy in the coffee world, as the beans are grown in the shaded sections of guava trees along Mount Baru in Panama. Because this is a rare commodity, that contributes to the steep price. A great benefit to this particular coffee as if you have the chance to drink it, you may want to have a small sip and enjoy it by itself, or you may wish to indulge in a sinfully decadent chocolate cake or Napoleon torte to enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Because there are so many great coffees all over the world to try, you may want to tap into some of these different blends and keep in mind that in areas where there is richer soil and even in areas where there is clay like in Puerto Rico, this can contribute to the taste and help to enhance the aroma, full bodied flavors and acidity level.
Just make sure to bring your credit card with you!