"
  • The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker
"

Try Kopi luwak, World's Most Exspensive Coffee

COMPLETED BY 8

LISTED 26

Kopi luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee. The main factor of it’s high price is the uncommon method of producing such a coffee. It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by a certain Indonesian cat-like animal called then palm civet or also civet cat. This is the reason kopi luwak is also called cat poop coffee or civet cat coffee. The feces of this cat will be collected, finished and sold as kopi luwak.

Making a mug of coffee is easy but making a delicious cup of coffee can be an art. I am sure that you don’t want to waste your expensive kopi luwak beans because of a wrong preparation process. Fortunately, you just need to remember a few fundamental rules to prevent that from happening. The following instructions will help you to brew an excellent Kopi Luwak Coffee. However, you should also consider these instructions for every other coffee you make.

The origin of kopi luwak is closely connected with the history of coffee production in Indonesia. In the early 18th century the Dutch established the cash-crop coffee plantations in their colony in the Dutch East Indies islands of Java and Sumatra, including Arabica coffee introduced from Yemen. During the era of Cultuurstelsel (1830–70), the Dutch prohibited the native farmers and plantation workers from picking coffee fruits for their own use. Still, the native farmers wanted to have a taste of the famed coffee beverage. Soon, the natives learned that certain species of musang or luwak (Asian palm civet) consumed the coffee fruits, yet they left the coffee seeds undigested in their droppings. The natives collected these luwaks' coffee seed droppings, then cleaned, roasted and ground them to make their own coffee beverage. The fame of aromatic civet coffee spread from locals to Dutch plantation owners and soon became their favourite, yet because of its rarity and unusual process, the civet coffee was expensive even during the colonial era.

 

Success stories

Rosanna Karmoeddien

Jul 11 at 02:21 am
Stopped at a coffee plantation on the way to Ubud. Saw the Luwak and leaned about how the coffee was made before tasting. Did this with the biggest coffee lover that I know!

Stéphanie Gagnon

Dec 18 at 18:54 pm
during vietnam trip

Ash AP

Dec 05 at 02:02 am
tried this in Ubud bali and it was absolutely amazing coffee. even bringinf some back to oz with me