Cat Poo Coffee

Cat Poo Coffee

by Michael

Believed to be Civet poo - Photo by wildsingapore

Believed to be Civet poo - Photo by wildsingapore

Cat Poo Coffee - see the cat, see the coffee, smell the aroma...umhh.....ahhh......argh. Late in the day, I've just spotted cat poo coffee, the most expensive coffee in the world. This is an example of a so called cat, in this case, a small wild cat being utilitarian. The trouble is the civet is not a wild cat. It is not part of the cat family although its appearance is somewhat similar to the Jaguarundi. Never mind it still sounds good.

You know dogs can be useful (working dogs) well cats can be too. But this is not an example.

Civet cat

This is a Malay Civet - photo by bluefuton. It is the Indonesian Civet that produces the useful cat poo. But Wikipedia says that it is the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). I am not sure if they are the same animal. Indonesia is south of the Malay peninsula.

This is the process for producing a very luxurious and expensive cup of coffee:

  • scoop up the sh*t from the Indonesian Civet or Asian Palm Civet
  • sift out the partly digested coffee berries from the aforementioned sh*t
  • wash and roast the aforementioned berries, call them Kupi Luwak (or Kopi Luwak) coffee beans and sell for £324 per kilogram.
  • take Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans, a rare bean in its own right
  • blend together the two types of beans

The coffee berries are partly digested by the enzymes in the stomach of the civet a wild cat like creature. This apparently improves the flavor. Why else do it this way? The resultant blended coffee is called, aptly, Caffe Raro (rare coffee?) and is on sale (or was) at Peter Jones in London (next to Sloane Square, which is not far from Harrods). It is about 3 miles from where I live. A No. 22 bus stops just outside! And, no, I haven't tried this coffee yet because I don't like coffee. But this is the best cat poo coffee in the world.

Kopi Luwak coffee beans

Kupi Luwak or Kopi Luwak coffee beans - photo by miscpix

The civet is so useful it is also eaten by the local residents and in some cases can be a pet. This is one incredibly useful animal.

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Jul 22, 2010
by: Michael

July 2010: The Ulema Council, Indonesia's leading Islamic body has decided that cat poo coffee is halal.

This means that Muslims can drink it. "Halal" means it is permissible under Islamic law.

There you go, now you know. I would love it if a Muslim left a comment to say whether he liked the coffee or not.

Feb 26, 2009
by: Reiss

if you would like us to order in this or any other coffee for you just ask...we are bespoke coffee roasters, bringing coffee roasted to perfection to your home

Kind regards


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