Saturday, July 9, 2011

Luwak Coffee

Luwak is the Indonesian word for asian palm civet, Luwak is a local name for the Asian palm/coconut civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) who live in Sumatra. Palm/coconut civet (Luwak) are basically animals that carefully, eat fruits and fruit pulp of ficus and palm trees. Civet also eat small vertebrates, insects, ripe fruits and grains.

Luwak or palm/coconut civet will only eat the fruit of the most mature and most sweet. So that coffee farmers often find their best coffee disappeared in the morning.

For you coffee lovers certainly no stranger to hear Luwak coffee or Civet coffee that cost could reach hundreds dollar in only 1 kilogram of course, luwak coffee or civet coffee is coffee beans in meals by local civet from Sumatra but only the flesh is digested, the epidermis and beans is still intact and not undigested. According to history, coffee at the meal by a this local civet one of which is imported arabica coffee seeds from Yemen by Dutch colonizers. Civet coffee beans is the most expensive in the world, reaching $ 100 per 450 grams.

Coffee bean in civet droppings are then taken, washed, roasted, crushed, then brewed with hot water, it creates a civet coffee that taste completely different (unique) and special among the fans and coffee lovers.
Luwak coffee is produced on the island of Sumatra, Bali, Sulawesi and other islands of Indonesia, luwak coffee is also produced in the Philippines and East timor.

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