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 ...
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What is the most expensive coffee in the world?

This may be a weird question, but I would like to know which coffee bean is the most expensive. I have heard Kopi Luwak coffee called the most expensive, but I'm not sure if this is correct.
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What is the name of the coffee, of which beans are collected from cat poop?

What is the name of the coffee, and what are the benefits of the beans digested by cats?
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Kopi Luwak coffee beans

Kopi Luwak are the most expensive coffee beans, but I was wondering if there is a special taste to these coffee beans. I was also wondering if there is a recommended method of brewing which would ...
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Are there any well known coffee experts who have given any kopi luwak a positive review?

I have read quite a few reviews of kopi luwak, the legendary "civet poo coffee" from Southeast Asia. From what I've found all the reputable coffee experts say it's pretty much a scam and the coffee ...
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about the most expensive coffee

is there anyone who has an idea about Kopi luwak like ? how it tests and what makes it different from we use the same coffee making procedure for it tooo?
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Why they collect coffee beans that are eaten by wild civets? Why don't they use fresh coffee beans instead of collecting these unhygienic beans. [duplicate]

How is this possible to collect coffee beans that were eaten by wild civets in forest? Is it hygienic? Why so expensive?
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