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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kopi Luwak

I first heard about Kopi Luwak from the movie "The Bucket List". Remember the scene when Carter (Morgan Freeman) strikes off "Laugh till I cry" from his bucket list after he reveals with great amusement to Edward (Jack Nicholson) the disgusting origin of the "world's most rare coffee" that Edward obsesses and Carter refuses to drink?

Here's an e-mail to share about the world's most prized coffee.

Say Hello to the Civet: The Maker of $600 Coffee

Yes, it's true -- this mammal, native to Africa and Asia, is responsible for pooping out the world's most expensive coffee, called Kopi Luwak. Civets are fed coffee cherries, and during digestion the animal's enzymes mix with the coffee beans before they, ahem, pass through, giving the beans a unique, bitter taste. See how it all happens...

The Cherries Are Chosen
A farmer in East Java, Indonesia, picks coffee cherries to feed the civets

A Whole Team at Work: Hand-Picking the Cherries

The Civet Approaches..

...Gets Ready to Dig In...

...And Is Joined by Friends for Dinner

Gathering the Dung With Gloves...
In East Java, workers use gloves to clear the results of the feast.

Civet poop before it's turned into the coffee.

Separating the poop and washing it off

Another Step in Production

A worker displays the distinct, cleaned-off beans.

The Very Expensive End Result
Pictured: Coffee Alamid, one Philippine brand. Because a very limited supply is produced each year, civit coffee can cost up to $600 per pound.

Er.. No thank you. I think I'll stick to my Malaysian Kopi -O-Peng!!


  1. OMG that is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.... first of all yuk! Second of all, hell no! Third of all maybe I can train my kids to that crap and then I could be living the high life with this freakn $600 coffee.....

    OMG I can see it now....... the lincoln escalade I have always wanted.......hmmm Chloe! Kyiah! Cheo! Joey! and you know what you too Jeff! Get your asses over here I need you to eat somethin LMAO

    ROFL... girl I don't know where you find this shyt but it makes me smile....

  2. oh ya I forgot thank you for always coming by my blog! ALways with the comment LOVE ..... hugs to you and kisses.........

    have a fantastic wonderful day girl!

    Oh ya is this darn freakn word verification thing LOL my word is

    kind of reminds me of the word enima... kind of fitting with this post LOL

  3. There is no way I could even justify drinking coffee that costed $600.00 for one and then was pooped out??? Gross!!

    What is kopi-apeng?

  4. Oh my gosh, I am sooooo grossed out now!!

  5. wow - I think I'd have to pass on that one.

  6. Sick! They better have a heck of a disclaimer on that package. Foul nastiness!

  7. Hey! I wonder if I can get my opossum to eat some beans?? He already poops like that all over my plants. I could make a fortune!

  8. Ok, do you ever wonder who was the person that said "Hmmm....those civets sure poop a lot, I wonder if it would make my coffee taste better?"

  9. I forgot thank you for always coming by my blog! ALways with the comment LOVE ..... hugs to you and kisses....
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