Kopi Luwak – Most expensive coffee in the world from Indonesia. Price? The coffee beans can cost up to $600 a pound, and a brewed cup can cost up to $50 per cup. Buy? Try Luwakstar.com
Update: Now there is Uchunari coffee considered the most expensive coffee. See below*
Have you ever spent time with your laptop in a coffee shop? Do you remember what the experience was like? Should coffee shops limit the amount of time that laptop users can occupy tables? Drinking coffee is a popular pastime and many coffee aficionados take the ritual quite seriously. If you’ve ever walked by a popular coffee shop, and even a not so hip one, you’d see throngs of coffeenistas chatting and sipping away; something about that dark roasted hot beverage brings people back again and again. On any given day, amongst the crowds of coffee lovers, we can find a few with laptops in tow. They come early, hijack their favorite corner table, order a sip or two and then spend hours pounding away on their laptops. Some are writers, others journalists, a few are voyeurs or perhaps a nicer way to frame it is people watchers, and then, there is the occasional student, business person or even the just-because-type who stops in to sit and work.
Uchunari Coffee – At £7,875 per pound, this low production, high quality Peruvian Civet coffee now offers Arabica bean prices that top the Kopi Luwak. Have you tried the Uchunari coffee grade 0? Do share.
Whether we are enjoying a cup of Blue Mountain, Kona Coffee, Kopi Luwak, Starbucks blend, or Uncle Joe’s deep dark roast coffee, one of the pleasures of coffee drinking is having the chance to sit awhile, smell the brew and drink it slowly. Occasionally, we might hear people complain about how all the seats are being overrun by laptop toting customers… Some sit for hours nursing one or maybe a second cup of coffee unless a shop offers free refills. When I read the Plinky prompt, I was amused because I’ve wondered about what coffee-shop owners feel a lingering cup of coffee sipping is worth. Should there be a time limit rule or not? I have spent time in a coffee-shop with my laptop. There was a time limit set by the store and my own inner guilt clock to keep me alert to the fact that I had to move on, but more on that below.