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Yes, it's perfectly safe to drink and extremely delicious. In The Philippines, we often call this 'Kopi Alamid', and it truly is one of the rarest coffees on the planet. At around $20 per 75 grams (local price), it's also one of the world's most expensive coffees. The palm civet is a nocturnal cat (well, more like a ferret, but technically a cat) that eats ...


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The Civet cat is out of the Java bag, and people around the world are bidding up the cost for this delicious coffee to $200-400/lb. and above. While I would like to convince you this coffee is dangerous and give you my address so you can send it to me for proper disposal, honesty compels me to point out the proper preparation makes it perfectly safe for ...


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I've had this on the farm where it was harvested, and was able to verify for myself that wild, happy civets were left to their own selection process and merely followed around by farmers eager to find the drops. It's not unlike any other Arabica bean. What I had was single-source, but that's rarer - farms doing it correctly don't produce a lot, so packagers ...


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I had some Kopi Luwak, in Indonesia. I've read a number of reviews. It's been hard to find blind tastings by coffee experts. Basically, it doesn't seem like anything special. If anything, it kind of tastes bad. Now, there may be more to the story. Indonesians I know have offered two explanations for why I was unimpressed. And these excuses were not mutually ...


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I actually might say no. This type of coffee is rather expensive at $100 to $600 per US pound. Yes, 100 to 600 USD. This is natural Kopi Luwak coffee at a normal price. The word blend sounds a little fishy to me, as it usually means that it is not entirely pure Kopi Luwak. The thing is, it's really up to you to decide for yourself. If you can trust them, ...


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I'll say yes it's "real" and it's "clever" marketing. If one had a coffee plantation with wild palm civets running about, it would be easy enough to have some folks collect some "civet processed" beans and roast and blend them with some of your regular stock. The result of this could be sold with bright stickers to the unwitting for a much higher price to ...


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It is true, that Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive coffee bean. The process to achieve specialised coffee is long and they are risks of failing is very high. Thus, it makes it more expensive. Read ref below to understand more. There are some beans that are produced in Penang,Malayasia are very expensive but they taste out world(honestly). When enquired ...


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Civet coffee, also known as Kopi Luwak. Here are some excerpts from the Wikipedia entry: refers to the coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. And this: in the coffee industry, kopi luwak is widely regarded as a gimmick or novelty item... "general consensus within the industry ... it just ...


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By 'blended', I think what they're trying to tell you is that it's not single-source. It's really hard to say from the packaging, but I think you're going to be getting 100% Arabica from several different farms, and that's not uncommon. An average farmer yields less than one kilo per day, so getting a single-source supply of this is quite difficult. From ...


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I like my coffee, have tried a lot of different varieties and roast my own, but I won't claim to be a coffee expert. I have had the opportunity to taste several (about 6) variations of kopi luwak from various sources in Indonesia and Bali. The quality differences in these are as big as with any other type of coffee. The factors that affect kopi luwak ...


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It's hard to say if it's real or not. Have you found a web site for the company? If it is real "wild kopi luwak," this is good in terms of quality, and you are also not supporting cruel treatment of kopi luwak. Read more at about kopi luwak at: Kopiluwak360.com Kopi Luwak (Wikipedia) These sites might have some tips on how to know if it's real or not...


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Simple answer is "yes its real" Mandailing Estate prides themselves on this specialist coffee. The plantation is deep in the mountain country of Sumatra. As Civet Cats are a wild animal, they roam through the Sumatran jungle, and on occasion pass through the Mandailing Estate coffee plantation to feed on the coffee fruit. They share the same jungle with ...


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Yes it is safe to drink. Many people often hesitate to consume it as the coffee beans are actually partly digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. But to everyone's surprise it has got many benefits like it is good for ulcer patients, protects teeth and many more. Know all the facts regarding this Indonesian beverage in All About ...


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It's pretty safe to drink, but you might want to educate yourself about the way the coffee is produced. Read this for example.


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