ALAMID NG MT. APO | World's Most Expensive Coffee
Saint Nicholas brings you the rare and exotic Philippine Coffee. These coffee beans are more commonly known as Kape Alamid in the Philippines. Our Alamid ng Mount Apo is harvested from the rich grounds of Mt. Apo in the Davao region. It is one of the most coveted among coffee connoisseurs the world over. This coffee is believed to be the world’s most expensive coffee drink fetching a price of about $30 to $80 USD a cup in New York.
Alamid takes its name from the animal to whom we owe the interesting flavors of these coffee beans –the Palm Civet (Paradoxorus Philippinensis), locally known as alamid. It starts off with the alamids picking the ripest and finest berries to eat, by smell. The animals stuff themselves with it and excrete them all in the morning as the beans cannot be digested. It is in their digestive tract that miracles happen. The stomach acids and enzymes affect the chemical structure of the beans. It is this process, the fermentation of the beans in the civet cat’s digestive tract that separates civet cat coffee from the rest. What makes this even more special is that the civet cat is an endemic animal in the Philippines which also makes it national pride.
Alamid ng Mount Apo is a blend of the Philippines’s finest Arabica, Liberica, and Exelsia beans. This world-renowned coffee is respected civet coffee brand as we strictly only collect coffee droppings from the wild, untouched, happy, and free-roaming civets in Philippine agroforests. Alamid, is not only touted to be the most expensive coffee in the world but is also a worthy product of the environment, as the wild civets continue to be the natural seed dispersers sustaining a balanced agroforest ecosystem.
Saint Nicholas is committed to wild-harvested, CAGE-FREE Alamids and high-grown coffee beans. With these exquisite and refined extracts, each cup comes with more than its fair share of health benefits for a happy and healthy morning.
It protects your teeth, controls blood sugar levels, keeps your mind and body alert, and even prevents cancer!
Origin: Mt. Apo, Davao Region, Philippines
Coffee Specie: Coffea arabica, Coffea liberica & Coffea liberica var. dewevrei (Exelsa)
Varietal: Typica, Robusta & Catimor
Altitude/Elevation: 3,900 to 5,000 ft above sea level
Process: Fermentation in Alamid's digestive tract / Washed
Taste Notes: Not bitter, intensely aromatic, a complex flavor profile that is smooth and earthy. It has the sweetness that may reveal hints of chocolate and a subtle caramel taste.
Roast Profile: Medium
Roast Date: from the date of the order we roast the beans so we deliver it to you fresh
Recommended Brewing Method: AeroPress, Automatic Drip Coffee, Chemex, Coffee Cone, Cold Brew Coffee, French Press, Siphon
In photo, 1000 grams tube and 1000 grams pouch. Lower weights gets smaller tubes and pouches.