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Coffee Alamid from animal waste is best and most expensive Coffee Brew in the World

Updated on June 23, 2012

The Civet Cat Makes a Difference in the Making of the World's Best and Most Expensive Coffee Brew

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young asian palm civet which is locally called "luwak" in Indonesia and "alamid" or musang in the Philippineskape alamidcivet coffeecivet coffeekopi luwakkopi luwakSumatran kopi luwak prior to cleaningdefecated coffee berries from East Javamost mature and ripe coffee seeds are swallowed, digested and passed out whole by the animal, are gathered from droppings found at the farm, then fltered, dried under the sun for several days and then roasted for 7 hoursbottled kape alamid ready for market
young asian palm civet which is locally called "luwak" in Indonesia and "alamid" or musang in the Philippines
young asian palm civet which is locally called "luwak" in Indonesia and "alamid" or musang in the Philippines
kape alamid
kape alamid
civet coffee
civet coffee
civet coffee
civet coffee
kopi luwak
kopi luwak
kopi luwak
kopi luwak
Sumatran kopi luwak prior to cleaning
Sumatran kopi luwak prior to cleaning
defecated coffee berries from East Java
defecated coffee berries from East Java
most mature and ripe coffee seeds are swallowed, digested and passed out whole by the animal, are gathered from droppings found at the farm, then fltered, dried under the sun for several days and then roasted for 7 hours
most mature and ripe coffee seeds are swallowed, digested and passed out whole by the animal, are gathered from droppings found at the farm, then fltered, dried under the sun for several days and then roasted for 7 hours
bottled kape alamid ready for market
bottled kape alamid ready for market

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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      Yule 

      3 years ago

      Jay--I saw that thread about the cofefe on the BC forum--yuck--and it just goes to show, there are people out there who will buy ANYTHING. Of course, you can also see plenty of examples of this on eBay too!I'd forgotten that Robin Williamas line about cocaine--so thank you for reminding me of it. I was snorting some coke with one guy who told me that the only way you should ever do cocaine is if you always had a hundred dollar bill to snort it through. Of course, today, I know that is a load of hooey. I wonder if the guy who sells this cofefe is laughing hysterically at the fact that there are actual idiots out there who buy this stuff? I wouldn't be surprised!Melinda

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      Rishi 

      3 years ago

      Hello Bill,You already know that many corenuits importing civet coffee beans from Indonesia and then process them and export them back as their products. So I want to know, from several civet coffee you've ever tried, is there anything that really came from Indonesia, I mean produced by the company in Indonesia ?Greetings

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