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Most expensive coffee in the world comes to Singapore

Singapore Business 2017/10/16 at 11:00 PM

A rare coffee brewed with beans from a small mountainous region in Panama – said to be the rarest and most expensive coffee in the world – will be available in Singapore soon.

The coffee is a natural processed Geisha cultivated at 1,800m above sea level in the mountainous region of Boquete town in western Panama, a country in central America.

Given that a 100-pound lot from the Hacienda La Esmeralda broke price records when it fetched US$601 (RM2,534) per pound, or $60,100 (RM253,408) for 100 pounds, at an auction in August, be prepared to cough up an eye-watering sum for a taste.

A single espresso-size cup of Esmerelda Geisha coffee will cost you S$85 (RM265). The brew will be sold at speciality coffee chain The Coffee Academics’ two outlets – at Scotts Square and Raffles City – from Nov 6. Only 80 cups will be available, while stocks last.

Singapore will be the first country in South-East Asia to taste the beverage. It will also be rolled out to Hong Kong.

Coffee lovers can taste it first as part of GastroMonth Singapore on Nov 5 – those who purchase a S$128 (RM399) ticket for The Coffee Academics’ event will be able to taste the “Best of Panama” coffee at a cupping and brewing demonstration.

The coffee offered to participants will also be an espresso-size serving, split up into portions for taste pairings.

The ticket price includes mocktails, speciality coffee cocktails and canapes. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network.

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