If you are a fan of coffee, surely you’ve heard of Kopi Luwak (civet) coffee. This original Indonesian coffee is one of the world’s most expensive coffees, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Not surprisingly, in the world market, a kilo of Civet coffee could reach 13 million dollars, more expensive than Blue Mountaincoffee from Jamaica. Many people know the good and the expensiveness of this coffee but very few know the actual process of this Indonesian coffee.
Kopi Luwak (Civet) coffee is a type of coffee from coffee beans that have been eaten and passed through the digestive tract of animals like civet cat named Luwak (Paradoxurus Hermaphrodirus). This animal is fed with seeds of high quality coffee to make them release feces in the form of coffee beans. This process is called “drying process,” one of several other ones to make coffee. The deliciousness of this coffee is obtained from the natural drying process, very different from those using modern one. From the drying process, flavor and essential natural substances of the coffee can still be maintained.
In the United States, Civet Coffee normally sold with a very high price. It could reach U.S. $ 100 price per 450 grams. Civet coffee is believed to fame because of the myth in the past, when the first time a coffee plantation in Indonesia opened widely during the reign of the Dutch in this country. At that time, many people said that civet were delighted to find a good fruits including coffee beans as their favorite food. They chose the best quality coffee beans as their food.