When in Indonesia take a sip of Kopi Luwak

Coffee collected from the poo of an Asian Palm Civet cat may not be everyone’s favorit drink but some are willing to pay top dollar for the rare flavour, now available at hotels throughout Indonesia.

Civet cats love eating the red cherries grown on coffee plants throughout the region, but they can’t digest the hard pit in the centre. That means the full seed comes out the other end, where farmers collect the remains, wash away excess debris and lightly roast the resulting beans. The natural fermentation that occurs in the civet’s digestion system means the beans produce a more aromatic, less bitter brew.

Read more here.  or try it when you are in Bali here for 250.000 rupia a cup.

More on Indonesia here. 

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