A special brand of coffee called Kopi Luwak produced in Indonesia is considered to be the most expensive specialty coffee in the world. One cup typically ranges between $35 and $100, and the price range per pound (2.2 kg) ranges from $100 to $600.
The origins of this particular type of coffee go as far back as 1700 when the Dutch started coffee plantations in Sumatra and Java, but they would not allow the locals to harvest any for themselves.
Lucky for the locals, the legend goes, in this part of the world there is an animal called Luwaka, or civet cat in English that enjoyed coffee cherries and it picked only the most ripe ones. After digesting them it left only the beans behind, ready for consumption after hand-picking, cleaning and roasting them.
After all, for coffee plantations owners, those were defecated beans so in their minds they had no market value. No harm done if the locals use them. Though at some point, they probably discovered “the pearle” within those defecated beans.
According to coffee connoisseurs, the digestive process of civet cats, gives the beans a smooth distinctive flavour, something akin to chocolate or caramels.
Although Kopi Luwak was known to be a specialty among locals, it’s popularization for the west came at the beginning of the 90-ties, after Anthony Wild wrote a very famous book, Coffee: A Dark History, then the beans appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and in the Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie, The Bucket List.
Commercialisation of Kopi Luwak came at the detriment of the quality of the brand, and to the civet cats who are force-fed only coffee cherries and kept in cages, stressed and in poor conditions.
As with everything, where there is money to be made, cheating and fraud go parallel with it. Today it is hard to tell what is truly Kopi Luwak gathered in the wild, what is farmed which has poor quality, and what is just plain coffee altogether.
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