Raw KOPI LUWAK bean
ASIAN PALM CIVET(Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)
I had watch the movie BUCKET LIST played by jack nicholson and morgan freeman yesterday,by the way it was a great movie and was tempted to find on wheter LUWAK COFFEE really does exist.Suprising it really does exist and the coffee was made using coffee bean which was defecated by the ASIAN PALM CIVET(Paradoxurus hermaphroditus).WHATTT???!!!,Yes!! , they processed the bean which had been collected from animal dung.
It seem that by natural selection the civets will only consume the best and the sweetest red cherrie coffee bean . The inner bean of the berry is not digested, but a unique combination of enzymes in the stomach of the civet add to the coffee's flavor by breaking down the proteins that give coffee its bitter taste. The beans are defecated, still covered in some inner layers of the berry,then washed, and given only a light roast so as to not destroy the complex flavors that develop through the process. Light roasting is considered particularly desirable in coffees that do not exhibit bitterness, and the most pronounced characteristic of Kopi Luwak is a marked reduction in bitterness.
Kopi Luwak had been known to be the most expensive coffee in the world due to its rarity and it could cost you between RM 100 to 400 per cup!!!!.I had never imagine animal dung could be that expensive.You can buy Kopi luwak either processed or raw bean (for your prosessing pleasure , ha ha) from ANIMAL COFFEE or you can go the following address in Jakarta to sample a cup of COFFEE LUWAK.
I had been to indonesia a couple of time but i had never come across KOPI LUWAK but i will definitely try KOPI LUWAK if i go to indonesia in the future.
Qoute of the day:-
"SHITS HAPPEN AND THEY ARE DARN EXPENSIVE"