Cat Poop Coffee Craze - The Kopi Luwak Story

Cat Poop Coffee Craze - The Kopi Luwak Story

Kopi Luwak, or "civet coffee," is the world's most expensive coffee, with a unique production process that has sparked both intrigue and controversy. Originating from Indonesia, this coffee is made from beans that have been eaten and excreted by the palm civet, a small mammal native to the region. The digestion process is said to ferment the beans, reducing bitterness and creating a smooth, citrusy flavor profile that is highly prized among coffee connoisseurs. However, the rarity and labor-intensive collection of these beans contribute to their steep price, with a single cup costing up to $100. Critically, the surge in demand has led to unethical practices, including the caging of civets and production of counterfeit Kopi Luwak, raising concerns over animal welfare and authenticity in the market. There is a growing call for regulation and certification to ensure ethical sourcing of this luxury coffee.

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