The Origin Of Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee

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Most of us heard about there’s a coffee from Indonesia called ‘Kopi Luwak’ by the locals and Civet Coffee in English as the most expensive coffee in the world. Coffee brewed from coffee berries that have been passed through the digestive system of a wild mongoose-like animal may not be accept by everyone. Yet, kopi luwak (civet coffee), despite the fact that it was once animal droppings, is the rarest and most expensive coffee in the world.

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The Asian Palm Civet, which somehow knows to how to pick and ingest only the best berries. They then shit out the berries (intact but chemically altered) a few hours later, which are then quickly gathered by workers, thoroughly cleaned, sun-dried and finally lightly roasted. The resulting brew is smooth, full-bodied, aromatic, thick but with a lack of a bitter aftertaste, the characteristic that distinguishes kopi luwak.

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