Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kopi luwak, a coffee that doesn't taste like ass.

Kopi luwak, is something I'd really like to try.
It can cost up to $600 per pound. Apart from that it's just gourmet coffee made in an unique way, and if you forget about how it's done it probably tastes really great.

 
Here's the little fellow that produces ("digests") this wonder:


"Kopi luwak, or civet coffee, is one of the world's most expensive and low-production coffee. It is made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract. A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet's intestines the beans are then defecated, keeping their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness, widely noted as the most expensive coffee in the world.
Kopi luwak is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago, and also in the Philippines (where the product is called motit coffee in the Cordillera and kape alamid in Tagalog areas) and also in East Timor (where it is called kafé-laku). Weasel coffee is a loose English translation of its name cà phê Chồn in Vietnam, where popular, chemically simulated versions are also produced."

source: wikipedia.com

23 comments:

HujoThug8825 said...

I've always been curious about these kinds of coffees, but the fact that it is predigested just grosses me out.

Android News and Resources said...

I have never been a coffee drinker because of the taste. I was thinking I might try this until I saw the price tag, ouch. I'll have to look out for a cheaper alternative.

Thatoneguy said...

Some good stuff there man. Good stuff, but expensive stuff.

ankmanpro said...

Man i really want to try some of this stuff. TOo bad it costs a fortune lol. And it comes only like once a year to this local coffee shop...

Merlyy said...

My ALDI Coffee also doesn't taste lioke ass ^^ but thx for the tip

Reilly said...

Someone watched "The Bucket List"

Tommo said...

I had some of this and it was actually awesome. The digestion of the beas by the animal seems to bring out a very string, unique flavor, distinctive from any other coffee I've tried. You can buy it here in Australia, as it's generally made in indonesia. Thanks for sharing

Random Fan said...

Wow...it's literally shit coffee.

RedCom said...

In the digestive tract there are many diseases present such as E-coli, should this be a health concern?

ebm93 said...

Guess I'll have to try it someday

Daniel Andrade said...

wait what? shiet that costs $600 per pound?

Adam Weishaupt said...

Eww o_o coffee thats already digested? No thanks x)

Yenaaa said...

hahaha I remember this in the movie "The Bucket List"
Its hilarious how expensive it is when it comes from poop.

S.S. said...

My favorite coffee is actually a cheap one, called NANDI. Very good :]

Vexu said...

today, shit is really expensive :D

Tobias Emanuel said...

oh nom nom nom :) me likes coffee

Freek said...

I find it hilarious that having some animal digest your coffee first makes it more delicious. I've heard the story before, and I still can't believe it.

Jung said...

Looks..yummy?

Westus said...

I may like to try this once... maybe... haha

Altenfrost said...

"Shit" coffee:)

Devon Davidson said...

I've heard about this coffee a lot. I want to try it just to say I have.

Nigma said...

I absolutely haaaate coffee lol

D3 Blogger said...

Better not taste like ass with that price tag haha

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