Best High-End Coffee: Hawaiian Kona Coffee
Kona coffee is cultivated on volcanic slopes in Hualalai and Mauna Loa in Hawaii. It’s among the most expensive coffees in the world because growing it is labor intensive (it’s tediously hand-picked by farmers instead of machine) and it’s fairly scarce, accounting for approximately 1 percent of the coffee grown worldwide. Beware of “Kona Blends,” though. These batches contain just 10 percent of this rare coffee mixed with other Arabica beans.