Scratch off your favorite fancy coffee/brunch shop because the world’s most
expensive cup of coffee is revealed.
Seven Fortunes founder Karim Hassan brought the record-breaking experience to Dubai as he is the first one to first introduce the highly-priced brewed flavor to the UAE market. For $68 a cup, you’ll get to experience the hand-picked coffee cherries, from Volcán Barú – Panama’s tallest mountain.
Meanwhile, coffee roaster, Mike Perry’s roastery in Southern California is the only shop in the U.S. to offer Esmeralda Geisha 601. He won 11 pounds of the beans and paid $601 per pound for his Klatch Coffee shop in Rancho Cucamonga. Once roasted, 11 pounds of goodness comes out to just about enough coffee to brew 250 eight-ounces cups. Individual pours will set you back $55.
Esmeralda Geisha Cañas Verdes are very special, packed of flavors kind of coffee beans that grown to have high-demand in the coffee industry over the recent years. Hacienda La Esmeralda – the farm that grows the lusted-after 601 is known for their exceptional coffee quality and is highly the best coffee producers in the world.
These particular coffee beans have natural intense fruit flavors. The small cherry-like fruit are let to dry on a sunny concrete patio for eight days before actually removing the beans. After the air-dried processing, a mere 1,385 pounds of red ripe coffee cherries that was harvested from the Cañas Verdes Farm at Hacienda La Esmeralda, only 150 pounds of coffee remained that was just enough for the competition held in Panama. It sold at an auction for $601 per pound.
“The moment I tried Esmeralda Geisha 601, I knew it was something I wanted to share with coffee lovers in the U.S.A. A taste of this varietal provides a coffee experience unlike any other – it’s notes of peach, blackberry, jasmine and other fruit flavors are so bold, so flavorful, even an untrained a palate will find it remarkable.” – Mike Perry to Los Angeles Magazine
Just like with wines, coffee tasting session is called “cupping” instead of “tasting”. Esmeralda Geisha had been rewarded first place thirteen times at worldwide cuppings since 2004. Klatch’s proud owner, Mike Perry, says that “This coffee has no bitterness. It need no sugar. It needs no cream.” Now here we are wondering how good that cup of coffee will taste like in our palate.