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The Bean Goes Bananas

It's the dawn of a new coffee era, miles from the instant world

The Bean Goes Bananas
The Bean Goes Bananas
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International Gourmet Coffees

Kopi Luwak

Rs 850/cup
Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi

No other coffee in the world is in such short supply or retails at a price that's so difficult to digest. Harvested from the excreta of the Indonesian Luwak or Palm Civet, which sneaks onto coffee plantations and eats only the ripest cherries. Enzymes in its digestive tract soften the harsh, bitter overtones of the coffee beans, leaving them with a unique strong, nutty, chocolatey flavour.

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Kona Coffee

Rs 2,100 for 450 gm
On special order at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Arabica beans cultivated on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is a mild, light, delicately floral, balanced coffee that lends itself well to numerous variations. But beware of the various Kona blends floating around-most of these contain only 5 per cent actual Kona.

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Jamaican Blue Mountain

Rs 450/cup
Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi

This is Caribbean coffee grown at the highest altitude, James Bond's favourite. It's hard to come by because much of it is shipped to Japan and Korea. If you do manage to lay your hands on a few beans, treasure its fruity aroma.

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Illy Espresso

Rs 850/250 gm
Stores across India

Available only in a single blend, illy's 100 per cent pure arabica blend is made from a base of Brazilian beans, blended with 12 other...

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