Questions tagged [kopiluwak]

Kopi Luwak is a specialty coffee, collected and washed from the excrement of wild Asian Palm civet cats that eat coffee "cherries". This Indonesian phrase means "coffee" and the animal's local name in Sumatra, where the product originated. High demand has led to its "cultivation" in other countries, including Thailand and the Philippines (there also called Kape Alamid).

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Is Kopi Luwak safe to drink?

Kopi luwak, i.e. Vietnamese weasel coffee, is made from beans that have been consumed and excreted by civets. It can cost as much as $3000/lb, so few have probably tried it. This process doesn't seem ...
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What does Kopi Luwak taste like?

I have never had the opportunity to try Kopi Luwak, and I'd like to know how it tastes: How does its taste differ from more traditionally processed coffee from the same region? Are there other ...
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Kopi Luwak - real or not?

I bought a coffee from a Duty free shop in Indonesia. 100g for ~14 USD, available on ebay for 23 USD It says: Mandailing estate coffee Special Blends Wild Kopi Luwak Gibbon ridge estate ...