There Are Only 850 Tins Of This Coffee In The Entire Country

This might be the country's rarest coffee right now. Blue Bottle Coffee released a new Exceedingly Rare coffee bean that Vice called "the caviar of coffee." The Colombia Mauricio Shattah Wush Wush is so limited that there are only 850 tins of this coffee being sold in the U.S. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on the exclusive coffee drop on Aug. 16, each tin of 100 grams of coffee beans was going for $75 a pop.

Coffee lovers and connoisseurs alike can appreciate the Colombia Mauricio Shattah Wush Wush's fragrant rich and fragrant flavor profile that has tasting notes of blackberry jam, pink lemonade, and rosewater, per Blue Bottle. Its layers of nuanced flavors are reflected by the aromatic scent of a freshly brewed cup that has the kind of warm, cozy smell you'd want to bottle up and make into a candle. It's the perfect drink for a cozy morning with the right balance of fruitiness and nuttiness.

Why is this coffee so rare?

According to Blue Bottle, the Exceedingly Rare program features single-origin coffees. Blue Bottle's coffee sourcing and relationship manager Shaun Puklavetz said, "Our goal with this program is to highlight innovation in the specialty coffee world—whether it's an up-and-coming region, an experimental process, or a rare variety." The catch is that they are extremely rare and produced in limited quantities. For the Colombia Mauricio Shattah Wush Wush coffee, they teamed up with coffee producer Dr. Mauricio Shattah, who has made coffee beans for cafés from Onyx Coffee Lab in Arkansas to Cupping Room in Hong Kong, to bring the Wush Wush variety to your morning coffee.

The Wush Wush cultivar originates from Ethiopia, named after the Wushwush region in southwest Ethiopia known for its fertile land, Perfect Daily Grind explained. It's relatively new to South America, but in Colombia, the altitude and climate are ideal for giving the Wush Wush a brighter, floral flavor. Blue Bottle's beans are no exception. They are sourced from Tolima, Colombia, with an elevation of 1,700 meters, and processed using the Black Honey method that doesn't actually involve any honey. Instead, it refers to leaving more mucilage (sweet coating) on the beans that leads to a fuller-bodied coffee.

Blue Bottle described it as "a coffee unlike any we've tasted." If you're willing to splurge on rare coffee, this could be the one to treat yourself with.