What’s better to talk about as an introductory post than coffee made out beans picked from cat poop. What I’m talking about is Kopi Luwak, a type of coffee that’s made in the digestive system of a small Asian cat species (Asian palm civet). They can be seen on the picture above.
Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive coffees in the world and it is considered a delicates.
Coffee brewed from poop
To create this type of coffee, first the palm civet needs to pick and eat coffee berries. Them picking the berries themselves is important because according to the theory they pick only the highest quality coffee berries.
After that the berries go through the digestive tract of the civets where they are stripped down of their bitterness, basically. This is what makes this type of coffee such a sought after commodity. Once the berries go through the digestive tract, they are expelled the old fashioned way, via the feces.
Berries are picked from the feces, cleaned and then coffee is brewed from them. It’s quite an interesting process. I have to say I’m not that interested in this type of coffee. Not just because it costs hundreds of dollars per pound, and I can’t afford it, but because it doesn’t seem that safe or clean. Let me know what you think in the comments down below.