Rabu, 16 Maret 2011

Arabica Coffee Luwak

Also known as Indonesia Palm Civet Coffee, Animal Coffee, or Cat Coffee.

Kopi Luwak coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well known for its excellent coffee. Also native to this area is a small civit-like animal called Paradoxurus, the locals call them luwaks. These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red ripe coffee cherry. These animals eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy's stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through their digestive system, and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee.

The result is this Kopi Luwak coffee that is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel & chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, musty, and exotic. The Kopi Luwak body is almost syrupy and it is very smooth. More about the secret behind Kopi Luwaks Superior Taste, please click here.

One must wonder about the circumstances that brought about the first cup of Kopi Luwak coffee. Who would think to (or even want to) collect and roast beans out of animal feces? Perhaps a native figured it was easier to collect the coffee beans from the ground this way, rather than having to work harder and pick them from the trees? We'll likely never know. But because of the strange method of collecting, there isn't much Kopi Luwak produced in the world. The average total annual production of Kopi Luwak coffee is only around 500 pounds of beans.

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