23 June 2008

Civet CoffeeMost of us agree if coffee is produced from plants. But, do you know there is coffee produced from animal, more specific it comes from animal’s poo. Yeah, POO!
At the beginning you may feel unpleasant and disgusting to drink it. But if you smell it and sip it you’re gonna love it. The smell is very unique, moreover the taste, different from other coffee in the world.

This animal called Civet (Luwak, Alamid), found in southeast Asia and related to mongooses, although they look and behave a bit like raccoons, eat ripe coffee berries. Stomach enzymes have a subtle but apparently genuine chemical impact on the coffee beans, which are gathered as soon as possible after being passed by the civet.

How you describe this taste? Its so yummy, it has rich, heavy flavour with hints of fermented plum, caramel or chocolate with hazelnuts. Others said earthy, mustly and exotic.

Because to collect it very difficult and the strange method of collecting, there isn’t muach Civet Coffe (Kopi Luwak) produced in the world. The average total annual production is only around 500 pounds of beans. And cause of the rarity of this coffee, the price is quite outrageous. The current cost for a pound of Kopi Luwak is around $300 or more.

You are paying for the experience of enjoying such an unsual and rare delicacy.


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