SAN DIMAS (CBSLA) – The most expensive coffee in the world may leave some southern Californians with the jitter – but not the caffeine.
Klatch Coffee Roasters has sourced 10 pounds of exclusive Elida Natural Geisha coffee from its stores in Southern California. At $ 1,200 per pound after roasting, each cup costs $ 75.
"I'm definitely paying a premium, but $ 75 – probably not for a cup," said customer Kevin Gandy of unroasted coffee imported from Panama and setting a world record price of $ 803 per pound in the Best of Panama coffee competition , It is only available from Klatch Coffee in North America.
The coffee company states that geisha is a rare strain of Arabica coffee that came to Panama from a research lab in Costa Rica originating in Ethiopia. It is known for its floral, tea-like and rock-like stars. CBS2 reporter Tina Patel, a self-described tea drinker, sampled a cup and agreed that the coffee tasted fruity, much like tea ̵
The rare and expensive coffee will be available in Klatch Redondo Beach, San Dimas, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and LAX.