Kopi Luwak Coffee, some may say, is a piece of legend. Latest survey resulted that most of the beans marketed under the name “kopi luwak” coffee are either adulterated or fake.
What makes original kopi Luwak born as a legend among coffee connoisseurs?
The secret of this unusual blend lies in the natural bean selection, which is performed by a Luwak, a species of civet cat endemic to the island of Java, Indonesia.
The luwak will consume only the choicest, most perfectly matured beans which it then excretes, partially digested, a few hours later.
Plantation workers then retrieve the beans from the ground, ready for immediate roasting.
To be precise, the so-called “civet cat” – or more properly known as the palm civet — isn’t really a cat at all, but rather a distant cousin of the mongoose.
The Price of Kopi luwak
Coffee connoiseur Chris Rubin best described what makes kopi luwak coffee worth the exorbitant price:
The aroma is rich and strong, and the coffee is incredibly full bodied, almost syrupy. It’s thick with a hint of chocolate, and lingers on the tongue with a long, clean aftertaste. It’s definitely one of the most interesting and unusual cups I’ve ever had.
The unique taste and aroma of kopi Luwak coffee are routinely attributed to the fact that the beans have been chemically modified by the acids and enzymes in the animal’s digestive tract before they’re excreted and harvested.
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