Some interesting things about...coffee:
The best and most expensive coffee in the world is considered to be coffee Kopi Luwak. The coffee is produced in Indonesia, Sumatra, Philippines, and in some areas of India.
Kopi Luwak is a coffee made from coffee beans that have been ingested in advance of a mammal known as Asian Civet. These mammals feed with fruits and excrements of those animals are processed and are obtained the most expensive coffee in the world. The coffee is produced in limited quantities, a few tons of Kopi Luwak coffee for a year, because of the enzymes that are found in the digestive tract of mammals, the bitter coffee taste disappears. This is why this kind of coffee is so unique and expensive. A pound of Kopi Luwak coffee sells at prices starting from 500 euro and countries which imported the largest quantity of coffee Kopi Luwak are Japan and USA.
If you are not attracted to the history of this coffee and how it is prepared, let's find out the other extremely fine coffees in the world. Of the nearly 80 varieties of coffee, yet only 3 are truly important: Arabica, Robusta and Liberica.
The Arabica coffee species, native from Africa, is the most popular and most common species of coffee. It is grown mostly in Latin America, but also in Africa, in fact it is the most cultivated species and is particularly appreciated for its high quality cherries, elongated and bluish-greenish colour.
Liberica coffee, native from Africa has a quick growth and a good resistance to disease. Grains are often deformed, medium size and yellow. It’s grown exclusively in the subtropical Plains of Africa and South America, where the humidity is very high and the temperature is between 20 and 25 ° C.
Robusta coffee, originally from Congo, grows faster and is grown extensively in Africa, India and Indonesia. Robusta coffee, is opposed to Arabica coffee, adapts easily to severe climate and is resistant to diseases and pests. This species of coffee beans are small and have an irregular shape. Robusta coffee has a more neutral flavour, is less aromatic than Arabica and is highly valued in the range of soluble coffee.