Minggu, 10 Oktober 2010

Find Kopi Luwak Coffee

Kopi Luwak Coffee bag

Kopi Luwak Coffee has a very unusual origin unlike any other coffee bean. The Luwak denizen (an animal of the cat family) of the coffee 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.

“The secret of this delicious blend," enthuses the Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board, "lies in the bean selection, which is performed by a luwak, a species of civet cat endemic to Java. The luwak will eat only the choicest, most perfectly matured beans which it then excretes, partially digested, a few hours later. Plantation workers tTautanhen retrieve the beans from the ground, ready for immediate roasting." The coffee has also become known to some people as civet coffee or weasel coffee.

Kopi Luwak Coffee began showing up in North America during the 1990s at the height of the gourmet coffee craze. It has been sold in the U.S. for up to $600 per pound and can fetch as much as $50 for a single brewed cup in fine restaurants around the world. Because of the rarity of this coffee, the price is quite high. You are paying for the experience of enjoying such an unusual and rare delicacy as well as a spectacular cup of coffee.

You may have seen Kopi Luwak Coffee in the 2007 movie, The Bucket List, where it is actor Jack Nicholson's beverage of choice and he carries a supply with him wherever he goes. This has become known as the Bucket List Coffee The Oprah Winfrey Show featured this coffee as well. And of course there are many documentaries shown on television- It is known as the most expensive coffee in the world and one that is well worth it.

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