How much do you pay for your cup of coffee - two dollars, or maybe five? If you would walk into Starbucks and the guy by the register tells you that as of today a cup costs ten dollars, you would squint your eyes at him and wonder if this is a prank. With ten dollars you could buy a whole pack of coffee.
Well believe it or not, some people are willing to pay between thirty-five to a hundred dollars for a cup of coffee! Yes, I'll repeat - a hundred! Ok, coffee is definitely an essential part of the day, but isn't this a little over the top?
We have noticed a trend that people spend a lot of money on their coffee cup before entering music events through coffee trucks, in VIP lounges to boost their adrenaline
This overly expensive coffee is called the Kopi Luwak. Basically it's produced from coffee beans that have been digested by a certain Indonesian cat-like animal called the civet cat. No we're not kidding and this production proccess is actually the main reason why the coffee is so expensive. The plant in which the coffee beans (seeds) are grown is called the Coffea, and that is where the civet cats find them, eat them and produce them as well. They are then collected from farmers to be washed, dried, pounded, sorted and roasted - to be sold as the world's most expensive coffee.
The Kopi Luwak is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago, and is also widely gathered in the forest or produced in the farms in the islands of the Philippines. It can be brewed like any other coffee, and can be bought on many websites and coffee shops. The cost of 1 pound is between $100-$600.
Ever tried out the Kopi Luwak? Tell us all about it in the comments below.