Long ago, when international trade was relatively a new thing, coffee was one of the most coveted imports along with silk, tea and porcelain. These days, coffee connoisseurs roam the world in search of the world’s most satisfying cup of coffee.
What Makes a Cup of Coffee Great?
Caffeine addicts can give you countless answers. Besides a smooth and velvety texture, there’s one word that coffee drinkers everywhere use to describe their perfect cup of coffee- rich. Indeed, there’s nothing like a robust, strong flavoured cup of coffee.
Some coffee beans take the meaning of the word ‘rich’ to a new level. Read on to find out where you can buy coffee pods that are a cut above the rest.
Medano Gold Coffee Pods
The world’s most expensive coffee pod comes from Singapore as exported by Medano Gold Coffee. This coffee company holds the official Guinness world record for the world’s most expensive coffee pod because it’s infused with 22kt gold dust to be precise. Coffee drinkers of this special brew describe its taste and texture to be rich thanks to the infusion of the gold dust. This pod is also available without the infused gold. You can buy these limited edition coffee pods in packs of 5 packs and they sell upwards of approximately $77.60 Singapore dollars per pod. Talk about an expensive coffee pod!
Kopi Luwak Coffee Pods
They have a very small tree-dwelling mammal to thank for the procurement of this infamous coffee pod that hails from southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia. Kopi Luwak coffee pods are made from droppings of the palm civet, a small and relatively cute animal that resembles something between a hybrid of a cat and a raccoon. They love to snack on coffee cherries and after they have digested and passed them, the coffee beans are collected. They come fermented with unique properties that give the coffee pods their unique and distinctive taste and are gathered and sold as an exclusive and luxury coffee product. Connoisseurs describe the flavour of this unique brew as being smokey. Kopi Luwak coffee pods sell for very high prices. Their high price point is due to both the intensive labour required to harvest the beans and part of an effort to maintain the ethical treatment of the animals. Two noteworthy brands that sell this type of coffee pods are Kopi Luwak Gold Label and Coffee Gram Kopi Luwak Pods.
Hayman Jamaican Blue Coffee Pods
There are a few places to buy coffee pods that claim to be the real deal, but to be deemed true Hayman Jamaican Blue Coffee they must be approved by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica. The Blue Mountains are a small, remote area on the eastern side of the island of Jamaican, and that’s where these coffee berries are grown.
Cru Kafe’s San Cristobel Coffee Pods
The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the world’s rarest creatures including giant tortoises and iguanas that can swim. They are also home to some of the rarest coffee pods. The coffee grown here is under strict exportation rules as only 5000 bags can be exported each year. They are grown on a plantation on the island of San Cristobel that dates back 140 years. At only 25 GBP per pod, these are easily the most affordable on the list and might just be worth the splurge.
So, there you have it, from gold-infused coffee pods to fermented droppings, these happen to be the world’s most expensive coffee pods money can buy.