Kopi Luwak: The World Most Expensive Gourmet Coffee

by Rebecca on May 9, 2010

It may sound strange but the most expensive and sought after Gourmet Coffee in the World comes from the Dung of a civet a cat like animal native to Indonesia and the Philippines.

Their dung is carefully collected and used to make Kopi Luwak coffee. The animals eat the coffee cherries that then get fermented in their gut these beans can fetch hundreds of dollars at market. The expensive coffee is said to produce a brew with a smooth chocolaty flavor with no bitter after taste.

The Civet is native to Indonesia and the Philippines with increased global interest and demand from Japan and the US locals are hunting for dung or setting up mimi farms in their backyards. However it is not certain whether or not the wild civet or caged one is better.

The locals can’t understand why foreigners would like to eat it but welcome the business opportunity.

Would you try it?

Source:

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/world/asia/18civetcoffee.html?pagewanted=2

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