Monday, May 4, 2015

Cat Poop Coffee

A minister friend of Jenny and mine recently gave us a small bag of the famous cat poop coffee. Well, that's what the coffee is known as (even though the animal is not technically a cat.) It is one of the most expensive coffees, if not the most expensive coffee, in the world. The coffee is called Kopi Luwak.

Coffee berries are eaten by a cat/monkey/weasel/mongoose looking animal called a Civet. The coffee berry is digested, begins to ferment, and then is gotten rid of... if you know what I mean...

Once the beans are passed on... people 'harvest' the beans out of the excrement. Not the best job around. After being harvested, the beans are washed, dried, and then roasted.

There are different species of civets throughout Africa and Asia, but the ones used to make this coffee are in Southeast Asia and are called Asian Palm Civets. The largest farms and manufacturers of Kopi Luwak coffee are in Sumatra, an island in Indonesia.  Kopi is the Indonesian word for coffee. Luwak is the local name of the Asian Palm Civet in Sumatra.

I may not have the most sophisticated palate around, but Kopi Luwak was actually very good! It had a very different flavor than any other coffee I've ever tasted... go figure! It was super smooth, contained very little acidity, and had a very unique aroma and aftertaste.

Cat Poop Coffee!

I would definitely drink this coffee again! I'll probably have to save up for awhile though... it runs anywhere from $150-$600 per pound! And if you want the coffee beans harvested from civets still living in the wild, then it will be closer to $1500 per pound!

My first car was $500. My friends called it the rolling turd. Little did I know I could have bought turd coffee instead of a turd car for about the same price.

Enjoy some tasty coffee and have a great day!

If you want to read more in depth about Kopi Luwak coffee, then check out this link.

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