We all love a good cup of coffee, and some of us are willing to pay a little extra for that perfect brew. But is it really worth it?
Undoubtedly, a great cup of coffee can be worth the extra money. After all, we’re talking about a delicious beverage that can give us a much-needed energy boost or help us relax and enjoy a moment. However, there are also plenty of less expensive options out there that can taste just as good – if not better.
In this blog, we take a look at the world of expensive coffee and decide if it’s really worth the price tag.
Why Are Some Coffee Expensive?
There are numerous factors that influence coffee’s price. The bean’s quality is by far the most important factor. Higher-quality beans will typically cost more money. Another factor is the rarity of the beans. If coffee is made with rare or hard-to-find beans, it will also likely be more expensive.
Finally, the way the coffee is processed can affect the price. For example, coffees that are cold brew or nitro brew often cost more because they require special equipment and/or extra time to make.
In general, expensive coffees often taste better because they are made with higher-quality ingredients and/or have been processed in a way that preserves more of the flavor of the beans. However, this is not always the case. There are plenty of expensive coffees out there that don’t taste any better than cheaper options. Personal preference is ultimately what matters.
Does The High Cost Mean High Quality Coffee?
There is much discussion regarding whether or not the high price of coffee indicates a higher level of quality. Some individuals hold the opinion that coffee’s quality and flavor improve with price. Others believe there’s no difference in taste between expensive and cheap coffee.
So, what’s the truth? Does the high cost of coffee make it taste better?
The answer is: it depends.
The rarity of coffee beans can sometimes have a greater impact on price than how delicious they are. The price of rare coffee beans will be higher than that of your widely accessible varieties because they were grown in isolated areas under specific growing conditions. The main reason for this is because the conditions under which these coffee beans were grown are not easily replicated.
To produce the same quality of bean, growers would have to duplicate the climate, soil, and other factors that contribute to the unique flavor profile of the rare bean. That is one of the reasons why Ethiopian coffee grown in the farms of Kerchanshe is very popular across the world.
However, a lot of inexpensive coffees are just as delicious as their more expensive counterparts. However, in general, when it comes to coffee, you usually get what you pay for. So, if you’re looking for a great cup of coffee, it’s worth spending a little extra money on quality beans.
Expensive Doesn’t Mean Tasty
A cup of joe from a fancy coffee shop can cost upwards of $5, while a simple cup from your local grocery store might only be a couple of dollars. So, does that mean that the more expensive coffee is always better?
Unfortunately, not necessarily. No coffee will necessarily taste better just because it costs more money. In fact, sometimes the cheaper coffees can actually be tastier. This is because the quality of the beans used in more expensive coffees isn’t always better than the beans used in cheaper coffees.
Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, and some genuinely delicious and well-made expensive coffees are out there. Don’t feel as though you have to splurge on expensive coffee just because you can, though, if you’re on a tight budget. Sometimes the less expensive option can be just as good – if not better!
Is It Better To Buy Cheaper Coffee?
Both expensive and excessively affordable coffee have the potential to cause social problems. Approximately 25 million smallholder farmers, many of whom struggle to make a living wage, produce about 80% of the coffee consumed worldwide. The coffee industry has been criticized for paying too little to farmers and causing social problems.
Many farmers are paid very low prices for their coffee beans, which makes it difficult for them to make a living. This has led to protests and calls for boycotts from consumers who are concerned about the conditions under which farmers work. Kerchanshe is committed to paying our farmers fairly and generously. We believe that they are the backbone of our company, and without them, we would not be able to succeed.