How much do you want that really perfect cup of coffee? This article from Reddit caught me eye. It was not that Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee at as much as $3000 a pound (though I have seen other bags offered for as little as $200 a pound, but then again, you have to ask yourself, is it pure civet poop?). It was the unique processing used to produce the beans.
Kopi Luwak is made by collecting the droppings of the civet, a small mammal found in Indonesia and the Philippines. That’s right. The civet eats raw coffee berries and then you wait for the animal to digest and pass the beans in feces — a type of expresso. The little nuggets are shown by this Kopi Luwak “farmer.”
The result is a regular civet and a great cup of Joe. It appears that the digestive track of the animal eliminated bitterness in coffee. I just want to know who the first guy was who saw a civet defecate and said “I really would like to grind that up and drink it.”
Enjoy your morning coffee, my friends.
P.S.: Coffee prices are on the rise so if you do have civet droppings, you may want to bag and store them.