Did you know that the world’s most expensive coffee comes from the poop of a catlike creature?
Called kopi luwak or civet coffee, the coffee is made from partially digested coffee beans that are “harvested” from the feces of wild Asian palm civets.
Kopi luwak is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian archipelago.
LADbible explains just what makes this coffee so expensive.
Civets eat the healthiest coffee cherries which are then digested before being excreted out. Coffee beans that are collected from the poop are then cleaned several times before being sold.
The beans are said to be of premium quality as these were carefully selected by the civet. The beans are also fermented during the digestion process giving the coffee an extraordinary taste.
Kopi luwak is also expensive because the coffee beans eaten by Asian palm civets are pretty difficult to harvest. A civet will carry the beans in their intestines for a day and a half before pooping them out. This means that bean “harvesters” can only gather around 500 kilograms of beans a year. This makes the price of kopi luwak beans more expensive than others.
A cup of kopi luwak will cost you between £20 to £60 or about P1,380 to P4,140. For a 125g bag of kopi luwak, expect to pay at least £250 or about P17,000.
So are you ready for civet poop coffee?
The most expensive crap you will ever drink.. literally 💩☕
Posted by LADbible on Tuesday, May 29, 2018