Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ever tasted or heard of Kopi (Coffee) Luwak??

While we were holidaying in Bali, we came across this cafe Excelso which served Kopi Luwak. Have no idea what I'm talking about? It's actually droppings of an Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) known as this lil' fella in the picture below.

Yes, you heard me right, droppings = poo, sounds yucky yet? 
Wonder how this works? The Asian Palm Civet aka Luwak, eats the coffee berries and then passed through its digestive system. Then the droppings go through thorough washing, drying, light roasting, brewing and other processes until it is ready and safe to be sold and consumed. 
Can you believe that these droppings is also known as one of the most expensive coffee in the world. 

Anyway, my parents are coffee lovers and decided to give it a try...

It was served in this.....Take a look at the video below that I've recorded on how the Kopi Luwak was served.

The aroma of the Kopi Luwak is mild, nothing strong like an Americano or black coffee. But it was definitely an experience. Don't worry, there were no sh*tty smell at all.
I'm not sure whether you can get it here in Australia or anywhere else in the world besides Indonesia and maybe Indonesian restaurants. But if you haven't tried it, you should, you only live once! :)



Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) said...

It's available at Forsyth Coffee at Naremburn as a tasting as well as a coffee lesson between 4 people. It is also available by the cup from Olio at St Leonards station.

Passionate Mae said...

ooooo..thats good for those who wants to try can do so :)thanks!

My Zamora said...

hey. I used your civet poop image in my blog. not for commercial purposes though though, just citing an example. and i linked it to you. do you mind? i can take it down anytime if you do. have a blessed day! :)