There's a stock answer for this: poop coffee! All kidding aside, some people are willing to pay a super premium for Kopi Luwak or other coffees which are fermented inside an animal such as a civet
or an elephant. The digestion process separates cherry and bean by way of strong fermentation, which adds a level of sweetness to the bean once "harvested".
Panama "Geisha" coffees also fetch a major price premium. Hacienda La Esmeralda
is known for growing some of the most exquisite examples of this coffee, and a pound, roasted, can retail for several hundred dollars.
Other well-known pricey coffees include Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee and Kona coffee. An affordable way to taste the latter is our Hawaiian Coffee Sampler
, in which you'll find great examples of both 100% Kona
and 100% Oahu