Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kopi Luwak (yummy cat poopy coffee)

So, I just tried Kopi Luwak for the first time in my life. This is a coffee that is considered a delicacy that was sent to us from some friends who are living and working in Indonesia. Traditionally, Kopi Luwak coffee beans were harvested from the dung of the Asian Palm Civet. I have been told (and hope it's true) that they have found ways of replicating the process that the coffee beans go through in this cats digestive track by exposing them to a specific enzime before raosting them.

As far as the flavor, I will say it is unique. It has both a sweetness and a biterness that is different from the coffees I normally have. MMMMMmmm! Hope you can try it sometime.