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    Coffee made from cat droppings

    A Dutch online shop is selling coffee made from cat droppings - for 14 an ounce.

    Kopi Luwak, or civet cat coffee, is produced by the civet cat in Sumatra, reports Dagblad van het Noorden.

    It eats ripe coffee beans which are then hand-picked from its droppings by local people.

    The beans are of the highest quality but the work is so intensive that only 500kg is made each year.

    Dutch connoisseur Bob Dam, from Groningen, said the coffee has a fine chocolate aroma which tastes delicious at the back of the throat.


    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1153554.html?menu=

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    I bet this is wonderful with a scoop of "kitty litter cake" ROFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timex
    I bet this is wonderful with a scoop of "kitty litter cake" ROFL
    OL.. oh Yum, timex.. thanks for suggesting that

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    I just happen to be having a cup of coffee and I'm looking at my cat. Setting coffee down now.
    "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain



    GO STEELERS!

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    Some of you may be put off by this story, thinking "How do I know it was really a civet that pooped my coffee and not just somebody's pet tabby? That would be gross."

    If so, you'll be relieved to know that there is now a test to confirm the excrement's civet origins:
    Scientists have found what they call a "metabolic fingerprint" that allows them to verify "real Kopi Luwak" (Indonesian for "civet coffee") using metabolomics technology, Eiichiro Fukusaki, a corresponding author of the study, says in an e-mail. The unique chemical fingerprint reflects higher levels of citric acid and malic acid as well as a certain inositol/pyroglutamic acid ratio.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ation/2686427/

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    This isn't new. I saw it on TV at least ten years ago. Still , no way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by killarney rose View Post
    This isn't new. I saw it on TV at least ten years ago. Still , no way!
    They just developed the test to authenticate it. That's the news.

    You'll notice the original post was from 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    They just developed the test to authenticate it. That's the news.

    You'll notice the original post was from 2004.
    Oops my bad. I didnt notice.