Kopi luwak aka Civet coffee, is "coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet, then passed through its digestive tract. After spending a day and a half in Civet's digestive tract, the bean is defecated *i.e. shit* in clumps, having kept their shape and still covered with some fleshy berry's inner layer before coffee makers gathered through washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing" [wikipedia]

So why does this particular coffee bean noted as the most expensive coffee bean in the world, you'd ask?

According to Coffee Critic Chris Rubin "The aroma is rich and strong, and the coffee is increadibly full bodied, almost syrupy with a hint of chocolate, and linger on the tongue with a long, clean aftertaste"

According to Ms. Jazz of Augustdiners who may not be a coffee critic but is also a great coffee lover commented "It has a distinct taste, i can't seem to capture any hint of chocolate, and truth be told, if you let me test two different coffee blend side by side with Civet coffee, i'm unable to tell the difference"
It isnt asif the coffee was bad, firstly the idea of putting a defecated coffee mix into my tummy is slightly repulsive- although im sure they have clean it thoroughly. STILL! The coffee aroma is good- but probably need one with great knowledge in coffee to be distinguish its taste.

This is how civet looks like. aww doesnt it look like a mix between koala and squirrel?
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Civet "poo" [googled image]

Civet Coffee Bean after cleaning. [googled image]

My friend bought over to share with me 500gm of Civet Coffee which cost RM2000+ from Indonesia, Truthfully im not a big fan of espresso, as i preferred my coffee with milk. But with premium coffee bean as such, it has to be drank pure.

Not exactly appetizing i know, forgive me as i drank halfway before remembering to take a quick shot of my civet coffee. :D

If you are a fanatic coffee drinker and would not mind spending RM180 for a shot of Civet Coffee, i was told that Typica Cafe @ Shaw Parade, Pudu does sell Kopi Luwak too but in limited quantity.
If you have drank Kopi Luwak before, please share with us your luwak coffee experiences.

Typica Cafe
GL-08, Ground Floor,
Shaw Parade Plaza,
Changkat Thambi Dollah,
55100 KL
Tel: 03-2145 0328


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