When we talk about coffee, we usually associate it with its country of origin in which quality and reputation is assessed. The truth is, there are lots of countries all over the world that propagate coffee. With the global coffee productions, we have come to the point of knowing several brands and names which have rung the bells of coffee aficionados.
We have known the coffees that come from the Jamaican Blue Mountains, Kona Coffee, Tanzanian Peaberry, and many others. But I suppose there is nothing that can compare to the rarity and uniqueness of flavor of Kopi Luwak. As a matter of fact, Kopi Luwak has earned its reputation as the world’s most expensive coffee ever which can be purchased at 375 dollars per pound.
Kopi Luwak originated from the Indonesian Archipelago where marsupial creatures inhabit. These tiny marsupials are called paradoxorus. Paradoxorus is a kind of animal that usually thrive on trees and is included in the civet family. Thee animals were formerly regarded by the native Indonesians as pests to their coffee plantations because these animals usually feed on ripe and red coffee berries.
Soon, the natives of Indonesia have discovered that collecting the civet droppings for coffee purposes is the easiest way to collect coffee without having to climb on coffee trees. Japan was the big buyer of kopi Luwak and it usually buys the civet coffee by the bulk. Soon after, the exotic coffee was brought the United States by MP Mountanos.
According to the people who have tasted Kopi Luwak, they have assumed that Kopi Luwak is the rarest coffee in the world and it is also the most complex coffee they have ever tasted.
During the introduction of the Kopi Luwak in the United States, many people do not buy the invitation of prominent people who brought that coffee in the country. However, the coffee was tasted and remarkable reputations from people who are coffee aficionados until such time that Starbucks had bought Kopi Luwak for cuppings within the company.
The truth is, many of Mountano’s customers bought Kopi Luwak for special cuppings. kopi Luwak was sold to the public for 5 dollars a cup pup to a high of 28 dollars a cup depending on the coffee shop where you get them. However, there are also coffee shop owners who maintain the 5-dollar price per cup of Kopi Luwak so that more people will be given the chance to experience and taste the most unique and most expensive coffee of the world.
The good thing about the introduction of kopi Luwak to the public is the fact that no one did complain after they have tasted this unique type of coffee. Instead, many of the people who have tasted this type of coffee come to the point of appreciation and glorifying Kopi Luwak.
Today, Kopi Luwak is one of the most favorite coffee aficionados. They don’t care if they have to pay a price worth a fortune for a cup of Kopi Luwak. What matters is that they get the chance to taste the rarest, most expensive, and most flavorful coffee in the world.