The coffee from the movie The Bucket List, is as Jack Nicholson said, the most expensive coffee in the world. It is called Kopi Luwak Coffee and priced at $349.99 per pound due to it rarity and unique way in which the beans are harvested.
It comes from the island of Sumatra, the home of other fine coffees. So this coffee actually starts out as a fine Sumatra Coffee but when digested the gastric juices from the civet cat give the this coffee a special flavor enhancement.
Kopi Luwak Coffee is the most expensive coffee in the world at $349.99 per pound. Why is Kopi Luwak Coffee so expensive? It is because it is very rare due to the way the Kopi Luwak beans are harvested. This video from Animal Planet will give you a good idea:
Try to figure out what this picture is made from.
Artist assistants stand next to 3,604 cups of coffee which have been made into a giant Mona Lisa in Sydney , Australia . The 3,604 cups of coffee were each filled with different amounts of milk to create the different shades!
I found this on Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. There is a term for those of us who are into the latest food fads. I would consider gourmet coffee as one so that makes us foodies!
foodie \FOO-dee\ noun
: a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads
A serious foodie, Beryl reads cookbooks like novels and scours specialty shops in search of exotic ingredients.
Did you know?
“Foodie” is a relatively recent addition to our language (dating from the early 1980s), but it derives from a much older word, “food,” which has been with us for as long as there has been anything that could be called English. “Food” can be traced back through Middle English to the Old English form “fōda,” which is itself related to Old High German “fuotar,” meaning “food” or “fodder,” and Latin “panis,” meaning “bread.” “Panis” is the source for “empanada,” a Spanish turnover with a sweet filling, “panatela,” a type of cigar, “panettone,” an Italian bread containing raisins and candied fruit, and “pantry,” a room used for the storage of provisions.
Hawaii is the only state where coffee is grown in the USA. There are 6,500 acres of coffee on Hawaii’s five major islands that produce 7 million coffee beans. The largest producer is Kauai and the most famous is Kona.
The trees arrived in 1825 after the Governor of Oahu, Chief Boki, acquired them in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The French Colony on the Isle of Bourbon in the Indian Ocean in 1723 was so concerned for its coffee trees that in it enacted the death penalty for anyone who destroyed any of their precious plants.
To produce one pound of roasted coffee beans about 2,000 hand-picked coffee cherries are needed. There are two beans per cherry. A coffee picker harvests about 150 pounds of coffee cherries or about 30 pounds of roasted beans per day.
No it can’t and this is just a myth. Coffee will not sober you up. The only thing it can do is make you a more alert drunk.
Coffee can help reverse the effects caused by tranquilizers or valium.
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Over the Teacups, 1891