Kopi Luwak You'd Think It Would Taste Like Doo Doo! But People Pay $50 A Cup!! Gross!

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    A palm civet eating coffee beans: the first stage in making Kopi Luwak.

    Cute little crapper ain't he?

    Kopi Luwak: Indonesia's rich cup or 'crappuccino'?
    By Sara Sidner, CNN
    November 26, 2010 -- Updated 0346 GMT (1146 HKT)

    ...Kopi means coffee in Indonesian and Luwak is a wild Asian palm civet, a fury creature that looks like a cross between a cat and a ferret. The civet climbs the coffee trees to find the best berries, eats them, digests the berries and eventually out comes the coffee beans in its stools. Farmers then pick up the civet droppings and take the beans to a processing plant. Something about the gastric juices in the civet's stomach gives Kopi Luwak its unique flavor....


    I'd rather eat the $50 bill.

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