Have you ever heard of Kopi Luwak? A Civet coffee?
Well, if you are new to these names and you are interested to have a taste of this type of coffee, then you should order your Kopi Luwak at Starbucks now.
Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee is renowned for its unique and complex flavor. In fact, the taste is not the only ting that this coffee has been renowned for. Since this type of coffee is rare and comes from a rather unusual cultivation, it is also renowned and regarded as the world’s most expensive coffee.
Now here is the most thrilling part of this coffee – before you get your Kopi Luwak at Starbucks, you must have to be reminded that this coffee is derived from the poop of a civet cat. Would you believe it? Of course, you should. Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee actually comes from the civet cats themselves.
How is this type of coffee done?
Somewhere in the sprawling islands of Indonesia, there are wide plantations of coffee trees. When these coffee trees bore fruits, these fruits will become the most favorite food of civets that are thriving in nearby forests. Civet cats love coffee berries. Once these cats have eaten the pulps or fleshes of these fruits, the coffee beans will stay in their stomach for a period of one to one and a half days. After this period, you will soon see clumped beans under the trees or anywhere within the territorial areas of the plantation. These clumped beans that you see are actually the feces or poop from the butt of the civet cats. And this is where your Kopi Luwak Starbucks are made from.
Why is it that many people love this kind of coffee when in fact it came from the ass of a marsupial mammal? Well, the answer is easy. Simply because people love drinking coffee, they can hardly resist the enchanting charm, flavor, and aroma of Kopi Luwak. Even when this coffee is made from the beans that pooped out from the butt of civet cats, the digestive processes inside the cat are said to make the Kopi Luwak tastes oh, so yummy! The digestive juice and the enzymes found in the digestive tract of civet cats break down the stored coffee beans’ proteins that give other coffees that distinct bitter taste. This is the reason why Kopi Luwak has a unique flavor, less bitter, and far better than any other coffee around. In fact, it is the best coffee anyone can ever have.
While the origin of Kopi Luwak is somewhat humorous, we can not deny the fact that such a kind of coffee can never be the best among the rest if it has not underwent proper processing. In fact, the beans are lightly roasted for the purpose of killing any bacterial that must have clung into each bean. In fact, laboratory tests show that Kopi Luwak contains fewer bacteria than any other normal coffee.
With such facts about Kopi Luwak, should you still get your Kopi Luwak at Starbucks? I am a die hard fan of coffee, so for me, I will.