Kopi Luwak

Kopi Luwak, also known as Civet Coffee is coffee derived from Indonesia where the coffee berries pass through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet.  Through this process the coffee beans remain intact and the proteins that are responsible for the bitter taste of coffee is broken down. 

Yep, you heard right. The civet cat eats the coffee berries and poops out the hard beans. The beans are then collected from the poop, washed, dried, and roasted.

Kopi Luwak can range in price from $100-600 USD due to its rarity as only about 1000 lbs make it into the world market every year. However, about 10x this amount is sold every years. Yes, most of the coffee sold as Kopi Luwak is a scam, folks.

As well, we’ve had Kopi Luwak several times as well as green beans to roast as well as brewed coffee. Seriously, it is no big deal. The coffee may be a novelty but it is really pretty non-descript. Good story, but meh…

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