Did you know that the most expensive coffee that has ever been produced and consumed on the face of this planet is actually made by the poop of a cat? I am an avid coffee lover and even then I would think twice before trying this out if and when given a chance. I would definitely taste it but it is going to take some time to wrap my head around the idea of it.
Kopi luwak is made from poop. More specifically, it’s made from partially digested defecations of the Asian Palm Civet. As far as production lines go, this one is a relatively simple process that begins with the civet, or luwak as it’s known to the local population, ingesting the ripest coffee beans it can find, taking a nap, and then — ahem — ejecting them. It’s hard to believe that something so simple, so primitive, could produce a coffee so sought after and treasured.
The reason why kopi luwak is so good is because the luwak only goes after the best and ripest coffee fruit. “The other reason is because, in the luwak stomach, fermentation happens, and the coffee beans get a different flavor. While kopi luwak is undoubtedly a unique type of coffee, its lengthy production process and supposed superior qualities are subject to skepticism among professionals within the coffee industry. Many say that the coffee isn’t worthy of its lofty price tag and that kopi luwak continues to be sold at a premium because of the story behind it rather than any superiority of the bean.