“Kopi luwak, or civet coffee, is coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. Fermentation occurs as the cherries pass through a civet's intestines, and after being defecated with other fecal matter, they are collected.” And well washed and peeled, might I add....
Would you try it? Do you think I did?
One of the things we brought from #cambodia is #kopiluwak (civet) coffee ☕. This is the most expensive coffee in the world (I found $100-600 per 500g 😯)!! It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by a certain cat-like animal called then civet cat. This is the reason kopi luwak is also called cat poop coffee.
Actually, I don't think it's genuine poop coffee for the price we paid 😅😅. But this coffee has such a rich taste and incredible aroma!!! 😋 Just perfect to be a wake up drink!
"Kopi Luwak is the coffee that has been digested by an Asian palm civet. The civet eats the coffee cherries, the cherries go through the digestive track and fermentation occurs, and then they pass through the intestines and eventually pooped out. The coffee cherries are then picked out from poop aka poop coffee. Kopi luwak is one of the most expensive coffees in the world with a retail price as high as $700 per kilo/$300+ per pound." Source: https://www.gettingstamped.com/kopi-luwak-bali-coffee/
Great day out today which included a stop off at a coffee plantation.... Got to try the most expensive coffee in the world (so they say !!) #luwak otherwise known as #poopcoffee .... A coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries, eaten and popped by the Asian palm civet !! #onlyinbali
Here it is: The story of 💩 Coffee, otherwise known as Kopi Luwak Coffee. To some Balinese locals and visitors it’s considered to be a real treat. So in an earlier post I mentioned that the Asian civet eats/ digests the coffee cherries and then the cherries are picked from the poop, separated from the poop, dried in the sun, purified, roasted, and then finally ground into coffee and you have #poopcoffee ! You gotta wonder though, who is the guy who came up with this idea in the first place?? I mean who thinks of this stuff? #kopiluwak I just found it to taste like a smooth dark rich coffee. Maybe with some earthy notes? Good coffee and really no big deal. Others obviously will have trouble with the basic concept of how this is actually processed but if you can get past the idea then you’re in for a smooth coffee. Certainly there are plenty of coffees on the market, of course, that don’t involve this less than appetizing process! There were many delicious blends of local grown fruits and spices that were used to make all of the coffees and teas that we sampled. Most were really good and I came home with 3 coffee blends and 4 tea blends which I really look forward to enjoying both as the cooler Fall weather approaches the Carolinas! I especially am looking forward to the mangosteen & rosella teas and the coconut vanilla & cacao spice coffees we bought. This beautiful garden, with it’s peaceful Balinese Zen music and trickling fountains all around, had maybe 4 or 5 Asian Civet cats scattered about and all were sleeping (they are #nocturnal ) with the exception of one young cat (see photo) He was very gentle and sweet. He sniffed us a lot and we got along fine. 😌🙏💩💩💩 #poopcoffee#kopiluwak#asiancivet#beautifulgarden#bali#explorebali#photoofmyday#phoneshots#phonogram#offthebeatenpath#staycurious#fauna#faunaflora#coffeelover#tealover#localgrown#howitsdone#funday#playday#travelguide#travelholic#huffposttaste#huffposttravel#travelgram#indonesian#zen#peacefulplaces
We were taking a tour to a silver workshop and drinking some special coffee today as well. We bought some cool indonesian silver jewelries and tasted the world's most expensive coffee which is made from luwak's poo. We were eating lunch today when it rained water like a maniac. The road was floating for a little moment. After this long and active day I'm feeling exhausted because we have slept 4-5h for the last two nights... 😅 #luwak#kopiluwak#poopcoffee#luwakcoffee#silver#jewelries#coffee
Since I'm in Bali, I figured I'd try it:
The Asian Palm Civet (a furry creature) eats coffee beans from the plant. The poop is collected, sanitized, roasted, and brewed into coffee.
Would you try it?
When on Bali you have to try the Luwak Coffee experience! A.k.a 💩☕️
The Asian palm civet eats only the best coffee beans, these beans then get fermented when they go through the digestive system and are eventually pooped out. The coffee beans are then picked out from the poop and roasted. We were told that the tase is different depending on if you drink your regular coffee with sugar or not. We drink ours black and the taste was very sweet! Jimmy liked it but it was too sweet for me 😬