Tastes: The World's Most Expensive Coffee
Kopi Luwak is the world's rarest, most expensive coffee. Depending on where you buy it, a pound of roasted Kopi Luwak beans can cost anywhere from $120 to several hundred dollars. You would think that its price meant that it would greet the palate as ambrosia, but its unique taste, though interesting, is not what makes it so expensive.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 17, 2007.