This Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee comes from Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well-known for its excellent coffee.
Also native to the area is a small civet-like animal called Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus. That’s the scientific name, the locals call them Luwak.These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorites food is the red, ripe coffee cherry.They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy’s stomach, undergoes chemical treatments and fermentation. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system, and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee.
The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavor with hint of caramel or chocolate. Other them used to describe it are earthy, musty and exotic. The body is almost syrupy and it’s very smooth.
One most wonder about the circumstances that brought about the first cup of Kopi Luwak. Who would think to(or even want to)collect and roast beans out of animal feces?
Perhaps a native figured it was easier to collect the beans from the ground this way, rather than having to work harder and pick them from the trees? We’ll likely never know. But because of the strange method of collecting, there isn’t much Kopi Luwak produced in the world. The average total annual production is only around 500 pounds of beans.
Because of the rarity of this coffee, the price is quite outrageous. If you can find a vendor, the current cost for a pound of Kopi Luwak is around $ 1000 or more.
Please remember that the easiest way to be able to find this Kopi Luwak or civet coffee is by joining with Bali Day Tour or Bali Driver of Volcano program tour.
Some more adventurous coffee house are selling it by the cup, but you won’t likely find it at your local coffee shop just yet. The coffee isn’t so spectacular that it’s truly worth that amount of money.
You are paying for the experience of enjoying such unusual and rare delicacy.
For those of you who are interested in buying this product of Kopi Luwak please contact :
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