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Shitty Coffee but sooooo Good

A luwak is an animal called a palm civet, native to Java and Sumatra where I'm living at the moment. The cat-like creature partly resembles a monkey and has a brown coat and a white belly. It climbs into the branches of the coffee trees and selects ripened beans. After the undigested beans pass through the animal :huh: they possess a unique flavour when brewed. The intestinal juices of the Luwak partly ferment and marinate the beans. When a Javanese person tells you their coffee tastes like ass, they are not kidding. :o

I know there are other coffees around the world that reach high prices due to their uniqueness and quality like Kenyan or Kona coffee from Hawaii. Kopi Luwak is actually rarer than any of these others because of the small amounts that can be produced. Zultani Ade, who is the head of marketing for the Indonesian Coffee Exporters Association says that only 1,000kgs a year are produced.

If you would like to get hold of a bag of the pure stuff read on.... its said to have a deep, nutty taste with a great aroma. There is a company in Holland named Gadget House that sells 57 gram packets of pure Kopi Luwak for around 40 Euros mmm a little rich over there.

Not everyone believes :unsure: the story of Kopi Luwak though and many foreign companies call the Indonesian Coffee Exporters Association to ask if there is actually such a coffee and is there a supply of it. Most of the pure Kopi Luwak is sold overseas and is not readily available in Indonesia, of course maybe my wife's relatives have a connection here so we get it straight from the coffee farms, if you love your coffee or want to try some contact...... ECOlurve.com.

The Indonesian Tourist Board suggests that ‘the secret of this delicious blend of coffee is usually explained only after the guest has drained his mug. :rolleyes: ’ Yes, I am sure there is a little clue as to where it came from.

Maybe I can start swallowing coffee beans and try selling the results for 40 Euros a packet. :lol:

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It was known as the most expensive coffee. We also have such coffee in some region/province and it was called alamid coffee here. I have not taste it since I doubt if I could afford and even I could, I most probably not avail it since I am not really fond of drinking coffee.

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Well yes you are right Miss Zaraina, :)

Its very expensive everywhere except Sumatra and Places where you can get it straight from the source.

But coffee is a popular and good for you to drink not to much tho. :)

Blending juices are more beneficial for your health, this mornings breakfast was a blender mix of mangoes,goji berries,almonds,cocoa nibs,Aloe Vera and Palm Syrup. :wub:

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I bought some Kopi Luwak for my dad on Father's Day as a bit of a joke present (he's something of a coffee fiend) and when we tried it, I was surprised!

I thought it was going to taste of well.. crap. But how wrong was I! Very delicate tasting, as if some of the coffee flavour has been sucked out by the civet's digestive system.

My dad loved it, and so did I.

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No thanks. That's just a completely disgusting thought. Some things are so strange, though, you have to wonder where they came from. I mean, who sat around and said, 'hey, that critter is pooping out coffee beans - let's see how they taste when we brew them'?

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I've seen a video of that on youtube. A couple tried it and they were totally impressed of how the coffee tasted. They didn't expect that it would taste very good considering where it came from. Given the money, I too would like to try that coffee. Sadly, I'm a bit broke so I can't yet. :)

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Haha, I'm sure I remember watching a nature documentary which mentioned this strange phenomenon. Does the coffee really taste like ass? Coffee that tastes like ass is not something I would want to drink. Why do they spend so much money on something that tastes like ass?

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This reminds me of Ace Ventura for some reason. Is the coffee expensive? I would be interested to try it. haha, the coffee tastes like ass.

This is an interesting method of brewing your morning coffee!

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I am a huge coffee snob and drink good coffee like crazy. I do not think I will be trying this though anytime soon.  I could not digest the coffee knowing that it came out of the rear end of an animal.  Thanks for sharing though!

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