22 June 2006

Mmmm...this coffee tastes like sh-t!

I can just imagine the chic hipster Java-heads in the village cooly lining up to pay an unbelievable $75 US dollars for a quarter pound of marsupial scat to knock back probably with a nice biscotti or florintine.

Here's a quick intro followed by a link if you're interested in learning more.

The Luwak (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) denizen of the coffee (kopi) plantations of Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi, eats only the ripest coffee cherries.

Unable to digest the coffee beans, the Luwak graciously deposits them on the jungle floor where they are eagerly collected by the locals.

The stomach acids and enzymatic action involved in this unique fermentation process produces the beans for the world’s rarest coffee beverage. Mmmm!


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