Coffee Alamid from animal waste is best and most expensive Coffee Brew in the World
The Civet Cat Makes a Difference in the Making of the World's Best and Most Expensive Coffee BrewClick thumbnail to view full-size
Kopi Luwak or Kape Alamid
IT is reported that Kopi Luwak the most expensive coffee comes from Indonesia and not from Jamaica or Hawaii. A pound of coffee beans which is brewed into coffee may cost up to $600 or up to $50 per cup. Someone who has tasted it said. “it has a devine flavor which is second to none” Others claimed that Kopi Luwak is a unique coffee that is unequalled in taste, aroma and quality. Still others say it has a rich flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate taste. It is rare and the world’s finest. Some describe it as smooth, earthy and musty
Coffee drinkers or connoisseurs the world over are perhaps unaware about how Kopi Luwak or other brands of the same taste and quality are made. A great majority – I’m pretty sure- knew that the coffee beans that were grounded and brewed into coffee were excreted whole as feces from the civet cat digestive system. It is true and the coffee producers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and other localities where this trade is practiced can attest to the veracity of this fact
Here’s how this No. 1 coffee brew is made. In places like Sumatra, Java and Bali (Indonesia) and in Bansalan, Davao del Sur and Malaybalay, Bukidnon of the Philippines, Vietnam, etc were coffee trees or shrubs are commercially raised, wild civet cat may be found. These ringtailed nocturnal mammals are unparalleled cherry pickers. In the dead of night when everything is still during the coffee season months from November to March these civet cat will climb up the coffee trees, smell the coffee fruits and eat all it can the most ripe, mature and red coffee cherries. In the stomach the coffee beans will undergo fermentation which explains the exotic taste of the coffee brew. It is said that bitter and other undesirable taste of the coffee are eliminated during the fermentation process. Then these coffee beans are excreted by the civet cats intact as feces which are collected during daylight and cleaned well. A coffee producer had said to vouchsafe the fact that Kopi Luwak are washed and cleaned more than hand-picked premium coffees in the market
The civet cat is known locally in Sumatra as LUWAK thus the name Kopi Luwak; in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao the nocturnal mammals is called ALAMID, hence the term Kape Alamid. In Vietnam, the same rare and exotic kind of coffee is produced. It is called “caphe cut chon” which means fox-dung coffee.
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