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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Super Coffee

This cranky contribution was sent to me via e-mail. I'm not really sure what the complaint or bitch is here though. maybe it's the high cost of the coffee, or maybe it's the fact that people will spend 50 bucks on a cup of coffee that comes out of an animals butt.

Kopi Luwak the most expensive coffee in the world does exist, and those who drink the expensive coffee insist that it is made from coffee beans eaten, partly digested and then excreted by the Common palm civet, a weasel-like animal.

“Kopi” the Indonesian word for coffee along with “luwak” is local name of this animal which eats the raw red coffee beans. The civet digests the soft outer part of the coffee cherry, but does not digest the inner beans and excretes them.

Apparently the internal digestion ends up adds a unique flavor to the beans, removing the bitter flavor, and then beans are then picked up by locals and sold. The most expensive coffee beans can cost up to $600 a pound, and up to $50 per cup, if you can get over the fact that you are drinking such a strange brew.

You would know if you drank the most expensive coffee in the world, because the quantities of it are tiny amounts.


2 comments:

Quorri Scharmyn said...

I wish someone would pay me hundreds of dollars for my poop. There's something seriously wrong with the fact that I can't make money off of my excrement. :P

CM said...

I don't know if you'd get hundreds of dollars, but I bet you could find people who would pay you to poop on them.