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An Animal That Poops Gourmet Coffee:


Say Hello to the Civet: The Maker of $600 Coffee
Yes, it’s true — this mammal, native to Africa and Asia, is responsible for pooping out the world’s most expensive coffee, called Kopi Luwak. Civets are fed coffee cherries, and during digestion the animal’s enzymes mix with the coffee beans before they, ahem, pass through, giving the beans a unique, bitter taste. See how it all happens…


The Cherries Are Chosen
A farmer in East Java, Indonesia, picks coffee cherries to feed the civets.


A Whole Team at Work: Hand-Picking the Cherries


The Civet Approaches…


Gets Ready to Dig In…


…and is joined by friends for Dinner.


Gathering the Dung With Gloves…
In East Java, workers use gloves to clear the results of the feast.


That Ain’t Peanuts and Nougat.
Civet poop before it’s turned into the coffee.


Separating It and Washing It Off


Another Step In Production


A Worker Displays the Cleaned off Beans.


The Very Expensive End Result

Pictured: Coffee Alamid, one Philippine brand. Because a very limited supply is produced each year, civit coffee can cost up to $600 per pound.

Comments (12)

aboutcoffeesNo GravatarDecember 31st, 2009 at 14:28

I have sampled this coffee when visiting the Phillipines, and I don't think that it is worth the money.

Coffee of the Month ClubsNo GravatarMarch 10th, 2010 at 04:39

I agree that this coffee alamid is one of the finest and best coffee's in the planet. No doubt that this is the reason why it is expensive.

Coffee ClubsNo GravatarMarch 18th, 2010 at 00:24

Coffee that is made from the waste of a civet is the most delicious coffee I ever tasted. Although, at first I was afraid to drink it because it comes from a civet's waste.

Coffee ClubsNo GravatarMarch 18th, 2010 at 04:24

Coffee that is made from the waste of a civet is the most delicious coffee I ever tasted. Although, at first I was afraid to drink it because it comes from a civet's waste.

Basil ReyesNo GravatarDecember 30th, 2010 at 13:22

Coffee Alamid is exclusively gathered from wild civets. We do not cage animals for profit.

KatNo GravatarDecember 30th, 2010 at 21:20

thats great!

Basil ReyesOctober 14th, 2011 at 22:17

This is not Coffee Alamid…Coffee Alamid respects and protect animals! Even if they don’t have lawyers!

KatNo GravatarOctober 15th, 2011 at 00:57

thanks you for your reply.

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