Friday, January 21, 2011

Would you drink this Coffee?

Many of us are coffee drinker's can't start the day right without having a cup of Joe! but would you drink a coffee that passed through a digestive tract of an animal? Would you believe that this coffee is noted as the most expensive coffee in the world!

Here is why?

Kopi Luwak

~ is made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet and other related civet, then the coffee berries will then released through their Anus.

What happens is when Asian Palm Civet eats the coffee beans the proteolyctic 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.

Production: Islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawase in the Indonesian archipelago , Philippines: Cordillera, & East Timor.

Price: Between $100 US and $600 per pound.Specialty Vietnamese coffee beans eaten by wild civets is sold for $6600 per kilogram ($3000 per pound).

AUD $50.00 a cup at Herveys Range Tea Rooms ( Townsville, Queensland, AU)
£50 (US$79.00) a cup Peter Jone's Department Store in London Sloan Square.
8 euros for a small espresso cup Pecks in Downtown Milan

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Coffee Lovers do you dare to pay for a cup of Kopi Luwak coffee? or even take a sip of the exotic coffee?

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Debbie P.

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