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Cat Poop Coffee - the most expensive in the world

Updated on October 18, 2016
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Coffee, anyone?
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Coffee Alamid from the Philippines
Coffee Alamid from the Philippines

The world’s premier rare and exotic coffee is made from poop!

Strangely enough but it is indeed! One of the most expensive coffee in the world is made from feces and is produce in the Philippines and other Asian countries like, Indonesia and Vietnam.

It’s called kape alamid in Tagalog, kopi luwak in Indonesia, ca’ phe’ Chon in Vietnam or simply weasel or civet coffee in English. It’s selling price range between US$100 and $600 per pound. Outrageously high, just to sip a cup of coffee eh? It is the world's premier rare, exotic coffee and one of the most coveted among coffee connoisseurs. Thus, the tag price.

The British royals noted for their love of tea and having such scrupulous taste buds have acknowledged that this coffee is certainly potable and distinct for coffee lovers around the world. Maybe weird and rare, but it’s prestige entered the world when Oprah Winfrey once introduced it to her billions of viewers around the globe and the poop, I mean the coffee became much more famous.

Oprah Winfrey on Coffee Luwak

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What is so intriguing about this coffee?

Apart from its selling price, its origin is rather peculiar. It is extracted from the beans of umber cherries or coffee berries, which have been carefully sniffed and eaten by species called Asian Palm Civet and other related civets. Apparently so, these animals have their special skills in sniffing and selecting only the tastiest red of berries. Accordingly, the wild civets are the most selective and their droppings are also the most difficult to harvest.

Once eaten, of course it passed through the digestive tract of the animal and the undigested coffee berries are then defecated. Yes, your coffee bean is extracted from the animal feces itself, harvested and roasted. Disgusting as it may sound, surprisingly, it is incredibly delicious with lingering flavor and like a fine-aged wine it has exceptional smoothness and is the most aromatic. Like no other coffee in the world, it is the least bitter coffee and some say it comes with a hint of chocolate undertone.

Now that you know where this one of a kind coffee beans came from, would you still be curious and tempted to try it and be willing to pay around $30 a cup? I'm a coffee lover not a connoisseur. So maybe, no-thank you!

Like no other coffee in the world~
Like no other coffee in the world~

Asian Palm Civet

Caught nibbling on red berries~
Caught nibbling on red berries~

What are Asian Palm Civets?

Asian Palm Civets came from a small member of the viverridae family, which is native from the Southeast Asia. They are physically characterized with a small, quite stocky body size and mottled gray and black shaggy hair and a long tail. There is a white mask across the forehead, a small white patch under each eye, a white spot on each side of the nose, and a narrow dark line between the eyes. The muzzle, ears, lower legs, and distal half of the tail are black, with three rows of black markings on the body. Similar to skunk, they secrete foul chemical defense and emit it when threatened or upset. Civets have the reproductive organs of both male and female and hence, they are hermaphrodite.

Although civets feed on berries, they also eat palm flower sap, which when fermented turns toddy – a sweet liquor. Hence, a name Toddy Cat.

They live in the forest but they also inhabit parks and suburban gardens with fruit bearing trees and undisturbed vegetation. The locals consider them a nuisance because of their ability to climb trees and houses. They litter and stay in the attics. They are nocturnal and make loud noises with their movements at night.

The process

Poop Hunting
Poop Hunting
Poop Collection & Selection
Poop Collection & Selection
Sundried Poop
Sundried Poop
Traditional Roasting
Traditional Roasting

Sophistication on the actual coffee production

Basically the process is really simple, it is the collection and selection of the droppings that is really hard. So, to produce this rare coffee, the locals pick and gather the poops (how tedious a job could be), wash them thoroughly, set-apart the greenish-brown beans and finally, once the outermost bed is removed, the finely selected beans are sundried and lightly roasted.

And there you go, your coffee beans ready for brewing.

So, cof-feces anyone?

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      CrisSp 23 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      livingelysian: Woahh, that's interesting! Thank goodness, I'm not a fan of beer! Well, thank you for passing by and I hope you're having a great day. Coffee? :)

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      Elysia Valdivia 23 months ago from Loveland, Colorado

      LOL! I submitted a listto Listverse about strange ingredients added to beers and this one was on it. Elephant Dung Beer and Goat brains were also part of the list. But this one fascinates me ha!

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      CrisSp 23 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      fpherj48: Ha...ha...ha...Paula! You are very funny! Again, thank you for stopping by.

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      Paula 23 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Most definitely never knew about this coffee.....(and as much as I enjoyed your interesting hub) I think I'm sorry I now do know. Wait! maybe not. I should be glad to have this information. just in case someone tries to slip me a cup of "cat poop coffee." OMG.....please help me find the words......How about Y U K !!! and double YUK!.

      I'm not that adventurous! ohhhhhh, my tummy hurts.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Akriti Mattu : Thank you.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Nice post. Voted up

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      georgescifo: Thank you for reading. This hub used to be one of my highest pointer but unfortunately was copied by some violators on line. If you see or read this somewhere else, please tell them, you know the original author. :) Enjoy your coffee!

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      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      This sounds really strange for me and happy to know about this new way of preparing coffee. Thanks for sharing this to those who are not aware about the same.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      I haven't tasted cof-feces in my entire life :) I'm just curious how it tastes but unfortunately I don't have $30 to buy that type of coffee.

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      Angela F 2 years ago from Seattle, WA

      While I am a huge fan of coffee, I have nooooo desire whatsoever to try this lol

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      torrilynn: I know, gross eh? I wouldn't blame you for not trying. Like you, I don't have the guts (yet) and most of all, I can't afford it. Lol! I'm okay with my regular coffee. Thanks for stopping by.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      what attracted me to this hub was the title. oh wow. I don't think I will be trying this anytime soon due to the price and now knowing after reading your article that the sweet taste comes from the berries being extracted from the poop. just gross. great hub though. thanks for the read.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      joedolphin88: Thank you. I dare you try it when you get the chance! :)

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Amazing cat poop in a cup at $30 a piece. I'm impressed by the money generated by this though. Wonderful hub.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Amy: I don't blame you! Thank you for stopping by the cafe! :)

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      Amy Nash 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      not very sure I would drink that....

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      lambservant: Thank you for reading and commenting. So far, I've never heard or read of anyone getting sick from it. Hopefully, no one will. Cheers!

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      No thank you, but excellent and informative hub. Nice work. BTW, are there many reports of people getting sick?

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Levertis Steele: Ha..ha...ha...love your comment. I think, it's the most enjoyable! Thank you.

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      Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

      Well, I suppose it is human nature to be daring, exotic, a little crazy, eccentric--I am trying to say, NUTS! Sorry. As smart as the human brain can be, it can be manipulated to do strange things. Haggis, conch, opossum, gator tail, turtle, man-eating shark, grasshoppers, ants, beetles, monkey brain, pork brain and tongue, beef tongue and testicles, etc. What has man not eaten? He has swallowed it all. So, bring on the cat poop coffee! Extra grounds with mine, please! I'll pour it over my compost pile.

      Interesting hub!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Anita! I hope you enjoyed your visit up here in my cofee-poop shop! Thank you for coming by.

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      Anita Saran 3 years ago from Bangalore, India

      What an interesting read. And well researched too. Love your sign off - I aspire to inspire. I am brave. I write!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Edwin C. Mercurio: Not sure how I missed this but I just saw this comment now. Thank you Edwin for coming by and leaving your feedback. Coffee is surely great to start a day.

      Goodluck and let me know when you fulfill your bucket list already.

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      Edwin C. Mercurio/MercuryNewsOnline 4 years ago

      I love reading this article. Apparently, Jack Nicholson mentioned this in the Movie "Bucket List." I just recently visited mountain villages up North and South of the Philippines and true enough, we have civet cats nibbling on these edible coffee beans and berries. My bucket list include gathering some of these pooped ladden berries, dry them and prepare for this one in a lifetime quest to brew and drink my own coffee with "Mucho Gusto." How's that for a start CrisSp? " Great hub!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Crissp! It is very interesting. I knew about this but getting a detailed illustration added the flavor to it.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ryanjhoe: Thank you. Let me know how it is for you when you get to try it. Cheers!

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      ryanjhoe 4 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      I know Luwak coffe because I live in Indonesia but I never taste this kind of coffee since not many local market selling luwak coffee, but would love to try it someday. Nice hub anyway!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you beingwell. Happy to see you here. Glad you enjoyed it and sure, try it all the way. Why not? Cheers!

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Hi crissp! I don't care that it's poop; and I don't care if they're really expensive. I'd like to have a sip of this coffee when I get the chance. Great hub! Voted up and shared.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      The Chewy Mommy: Thank you and I don't blame you if you're not willing to pay that much for a cup of coffee. I think, I'll not try it even if it's free. Lol!

      Cheers!

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      The Chewy Mommy 4 years ago

      Wow! An article that makes you cringe yet keeps you reading is a good one and this one definitely met both criteria ;-) I think I'll pass on the $30 cup of cat poop though.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ketage: Thank you and welcome to my coffee hub. I also wonder about that but I think it's genius. Please stop by again. *smile*

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      ketage 4 years ago from Croatia

      Very interesting, I shudder to think of how the first person who invented this even thought of it. Voted up for interesting.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @Luisa: Thank you for the visit. Enjoy your coffee!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @Paul Bisquera: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello and welcome to my coffee hub Thelma! Happy to see you here and glad that you've enjoyed it. I sincerely appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

      Sending you some poop, I mean love from the sky. Cheers!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Darren! Since the coffee shop in Tagaytay was closed, please help yourself here in my coffee hub. *smile* Welcome and thank you for coming by.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol Rolly! You're so funny but thanks for stopping by the coffee hub. I truly appreciate your support. Love from the sky~

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      luisa 4 years ago

      I heard this before and it really amazed me. Thanks for the article it reminds me to try this coffee soon. :)

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      Paul Bisquera 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Oh well! You have to "make use of everything instead of wasting it" right? Oh boy! Great article though.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Very interesting. I did not know that my home country Philippines is producing poop coffee. I would be looking about this coffee next time. I like coffee sometimes but I will not buy for sure. I might try to drink this coffee but only without knowing what kind of coffee it is. Voted up and well written;-)

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      Darren Owens 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

      I heard about this, and I was going to try some when I was in Tagaytay, but the coffee shop was closed when I got there. Maybe next time.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi CrisSp... twist my arm and I will share a cup with you... live on the edge you know...

      Hugs from Canada

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      travel_man1971: You have them in your farm? That's so cool! I've never seen one but we have racoons here whose features are kind'a similar except for the poop. (: Thanks for passing by my coffee hub. See you in the next hub stop.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      You got me here, Cris! LOL (Big Hearty Laughter) Hahahaha! Yet, it's so true.

      In our farm, we still have sightings of this wild cat or civet, the other one in captivity, I've seen it at Manila Zoo (check my hub on it).

      The alamid is an endangered specie and local hunters are making baits in order to catch it.

      And if its gone, there'll be no more poop coffee (that expensive huh!) that will be served at any posh resto in town.

      Note: Now, I know why they're inviting me to the Facebook group I Eat Feces (LOL)!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DK, thank you for your readership. I will surely check your blog.

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      DK 4 years ago

      Hi,

      You might try to visit my blog here about Indonesian Coffee Luwak:

      http://indonesian-kopiluwak.blogspot.de/2013/01/be...

      Delivery to Johor Bahru-Malaysia can be made :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      blaise25: Thank you for stopping by my coffee hub. Out of curiosity, why not try it, eh? But I think nothing beats your mocha latte. :)

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      Fehl Dungo 4 years ago from close to you...

      I've watched about this Alamid poop. Wow a must try :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ish, thank you for the votes and all. Pleasure to see you in my coffee hub. Have a wonderful New Year!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging hub! I admit that I am really surprised! I always enjoy learning about food culture in other countries. I learnt a lot from your intriguing hub! Well-done!

      Wishing you & your family a very Happy New Year 2013!

      Thanks for SHARING. Interesting. Voted up

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      That would be funny, the cat poop ending up as coffee beans...it would be gross! Your welcome.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @gail641: I think it's the cat poop that ended up as coffee beans...lol! Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate you here.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      I've never heard of coffee beans that ended up in cat poop. Thats really something different. Very interesting, too.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @kashmir56: I hear you, neither would I pay that much for a coffee even if I have extra money. Then again, as you said, it is indeed interesting. Thank you for stopping by my coffee hub and voting up. Cheers!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I love coffee but would not pay the outrageous price for this nor would want a sip of it either. Great interesting hub though !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @lemonkerdz : I just realized, it's maybe perfect to go along with your shortbread but nah! I'm okay with my green tea. Lol!

      Good to see you here. Thank you.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Wow this hub has generated a lot of interest. you ought to start selling the stuff.

      Before i read this hub i was a real coffeeholic, now i´m not so sure!!!

      Entertaining hub i must say

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @NornsMercy: You don't? Girl, you are missing a lot! Lol! *joke*

      I do love coffee and I'm quite adventurous but I'll pass on this one.

      Thank you for stopping by and although you're not a coffee drinker, I do appreciate your visit and leaving an honest feedback.

      See you next time. Take care.

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      Chace 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      After reading this, I am SO glad I don't drink coffee! :D Very interesting hub!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Debbie, thank you for stopping by my coffee hub. Pleased to see you here and glad to know that your hubby enjoys the coffee. Cheers!

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      Debby Bruck 4 years ago

      Dear Cris ~ My husband has been a coffee connoisseur for many years; and, yes, we have had this marvelous cat-poop-coffee, which he grinds and roasts himself. Blessings, Debby

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Indian Chef! Glad you made it to my coffee hub. Thank you for coming by even though you refuse to try this specialty coffee :( I will join you with your regular coffee, provided you serve some parantha as well. Cheers!

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Wow..I have heard about this coffee but never ever tried it or read much about it. No Madam I am not adventourous or rich enough to taste this coffee. I would rather go with my coffee beans or Instant coffee.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @vibesites: They said, necessity is the mother of invention. So, I guess the thirsty inhabitants proved their creativity there. Thank you for the vote and I'm glad you find this interesting. Appreciate your visit. See you around HP.

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      Very interesting hub... I really, really wonder who came up with the idea that civet poop could be made into a beverage? Hehehehe. That's really amazing. Voted up and interesting.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Greetings travmaj!

      Thank you for coming by. I truly appreciate your visit. How about a nice cup of tea instead?

      Cheers!

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Well - live and learn. This is a most interesting hub and well documented. Glad I'm not a coffee drinker - I can think of people I could buy it for christmas!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol, mollymeadows! That's a great idea, why not? It'll definitely draw attention.

      Thanks for coming by. Appreciate your funny comments!

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      This is too strange not to be true. I don't want the coffee, but I'd pay $$$ for the mug with the logo and "CAT POOP COFFEE" written out in big red letters. The fun I'd have with onlookers would be worth the price. XD

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Kerry! Let me join you over a cup of tea then...nice to know you. Thank you for your visit and for your feedback. I appreciate that...see you around HP.

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      Kerry43 4 years ago

      Good morning...I am glad to say I am a tea drinker lol. I did see this on Oprah one day, but your presentation was more interesting, especially with those photos, oi!

      Have a happy day:)

      Kerry

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I think innovation and creativity are the right words for those salesmen. Thanks for your visit and feedback AA. Pleased to meet you. Enjoy your coffee!

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      Andy Aitch 4 years ago from UK & South East Asian Region

      I saw a mention of this on the Bucket List too (or whatever the name of that movie was), and it had me in stitches.

      I think sometimes, mankind is sold products and services by smart entrepreneurial types which are total poppycock. We've all heard the sayings that a gifted salesman could sell sand to the Arabs, or ice to the Eskimos, and I think this unique coffee is just one more clever piece of sales twaddle - LOL :)

      I wouldn't be surprised if it tasted like sh*t!

      Andy Aitch

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I know, eh? He's too funny! Coolness!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol, ahorseback, you crack me up!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for your visit Nellieanna Your feedback is very much appreciated. I do love coffee too but not that ready to try the poop. *smile* I was just fascinated about it and thought I'd find out more. Hence, this hub. Cheers!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      --- laughing at ahorseback's comment! hahaha!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Cris , this is interesting but I don't knooowww! lol, This is what I do love about this sight , WE learn so much from each other about different cultures around the world ! +++++ I have at least ! Coffee I love , poop coffee though ? I will take mine cream a sugar ! Noooo PooooooP! Awesome girl ! Now this is a hub with .........substance !Poop substance.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I think I was born loving coffee and soon acquired a love of kitty-cats, but their poop in my cup? Pu-leeeezzze!

      Very interesting reading, nonetheless. I love your writing style.

      ps - I do think Kona coffee is most exquisite, and also expensive.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Aloha hawaiianodysseus! Yes, I am Filipino with Chinese blood (unfortunately, sucked by the big mosquitoes in the Philippines), partially raised in the Middle East and now loving being Canadian. I am very pleased to meet you *handshake*.

      Thank you for visiting, for all the accolades and for leaving such engaging comments. Like you, I wouldn't spend that much money for a cup of coffee and though I am innately adventurous, I'm yet to gather my guts to let this pass through my system.

      Airlines are cheap now a days. Mostly, buy on board even a bottle of water unless you're seated on First Class. Too much security issues and precautions. So we're more like agent 007 up in the air--eyes and ears continuously doing surveillance duty. And so, even though I didn't become a police officer, I'm trained to restrain unruly and misbehavin' passengers. So, beware! Lol!

      Take care of Kona and please don't exploit him.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      CrisSp,

      Hi! Couple of things...

      First, are you Filipino? If so, I am, too...1/4 from my father's side.

      This was a most interesting article. Well-researched and well-written. When I saw the picture of the lovely young woman drinking the coffee, I understandably thought it might have been you and that you'd actually tried this exotic coffee out.

      I'm such a fool that I would actually give it a try, at least once. But I'm also a very frugal guy, so it'd have to be a cup "on the house." : )

      Now that I've read this Hub, I'm taking an extra long look at my very large cat, Kona, and contemplating changing his diet to caffeine-enhanced coffee beans. Ha-ha!

      Voted up and across, sharing, tweeted, and the whole nine yards!

      Hey, would the airlines consider serving this? : )

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh don't worry sparkster. I'm sure I can find it online. Thanks though.

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      Sparkster Publishing 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      They did mention that the royals used this kind of coffee. To be honest I wasn't exactly watching the documentary, it just attracted my attention when they mentioned this. I'll go over the TV schedule for the last week and see if I can find it.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello sparkster! Thank you for coming by.

      Though it sounds gross, these coffee beans has gone through a thorough process (sundried and roasted) because they only sell it in specialty stores that are highly reputed. In fact, Starbucks do sell them in fancy packets and so, of course costly. As well, through out the research, there's no report yet (so far) of any contamination or bad effect of the coffee to drinkers. The coffee itself were tried and tested by some royals when it hits the gourmet market. Interesting show, you were watching. I'll research that too and find out more. I'm just curious, what exactly is the title of the show/program?

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      Sparkster Publishing 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Isnt it crazy?! I actually watched a customs program on tv the other night where they had seized this kind of coffee coming into the UK, they wouldn't allow it because of bacteria and contamination.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      My pleasure whonunuwho. Glad to see you back. Cheers!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Stephanie, I was actually still in the process of finding out who that genius was; can't seem to find enough info though. However, I'd say that "necessity is the mother of invention", so whoever discovered it, I'd say he's brilliant!

      Appreciate your visit and thanks for the compliment.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Mary for your visit. Appreciate you voting up and sharing the hub.

      Love from the sky~

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      That civet really knew how to get even with us coffee drinkers, didn't he? Thanks for this, I think.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      I'm a coffee lover, but I'm not sure about the civet coffee. I did enjoy learning about how this delicacy is made, though. It does make me wonder about the first person who saw a pile of civet poop and thought, "Hey, I wonder how that would taste roasted and made into a hot drink?" Excellent hub, voted up and pinned.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I learn something new every day here in Hubland! I think this is the coffee Jack Nicholson drank in The Bucket List.

      I am not a coffee lover, I only drink 1/2 cup a day, so it really doesn't appeal to me....

      I voted this Hub UP, will share.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you mpropp. Nice to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. I know, it's too costly for a coffee, eh? And, that's why it's very interesting. Free samples - why not? For now, maybe we should stick to our regular a $ per cup. Cheers!

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      Melissa Propp 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I loved your hub! I had heard of a coffee that was made from bat dung, but I have never even heard of that little creature called a Civet! You could make a completely separate hub just on that strange little animal...

      I like coffee, and I'll try anything. But I'm a little too frugal to splurge on a $30 dollar cup of coffee. If they were giving out free samples--that's another story! Thanks again for this really enjoyable hub.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I salute your bravery for that divacratus! Lol! Cheers and thanks for visiting.

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Ugh it does sound disgusting but maybe I would try a sip to see what it tastes like.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Maralexa for your visit and feedback. Cheers to you for your bravery to try the poop, I mean the coffee (:. It's always good to be an optimist. So, why not try!

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      Marilyn Alexander 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      What an excellent hub! I have to admit, the title intrigued me and made me read it. But what a good read. You write extremely well and used great images! I admit, I would give this a try if the opportunity arose. It would seem to me that the pooped out undigested coffee berries would be cleaned exceptionally well. (Maybe I'm just an optimist). Thanks for this surprising gem.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Dang straight right midget38! These cats need to be well protected and cared of in order to maintain a good production of their specialty coffee. Thanks for coming by, appreciate your comments and votes. Cheers!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I have heard of Kopi Luwak, though never had the chance to try it. I think the first thing that needs to be done about increasing the production of this rare and delicious coffee ( I am a coffee addict) is to ensure these cats are well protected. CrisSP, this has been an informative ride!! Thanks for this, votes up and away!