One cup of this world famous cup of coffee costs a whopping $10. (Haha, although that is ridiculous it’s kind of not that crazy compared to the prices at Starbucks).
So what makes this cup of joe so expensive? Well, Kopi Luwak, as the coffee is called is one of the rarest cups of Java in the world due to its very specialized production.
You see these coffee beans are special. They have been collected from the poop of a animal local to the Indonesian Islands. The luwak, a cat like animal, eats the coffee berries and poops out the indigestible beans. These beans are then collected by locals and made into coffee. I promise I didn’t make any of this up.
So from cat poop to golden tea cups, we get the world’s most expensive coffee.
As for the taste – I have to admit it was pretty good. One does have to wonder how this became a thing. Was some guy just sick of seeing all his carefully planted coffee going to waste as the Luwaks ate his supply each year? Just he just decide the beans still looked useable? Who knows.
The one thing I do know is that if you ever have the urge to drink cat excrement, Java is the place for you.