The exotic taste of Kopi Luwak attracts coffee connoisseurs like honey bees to flowers. As the popularity ofthis “cat poo coffee”is trending worldwide, more and more people have started to show keen interest towards it. The fact of the matter though is that there are very few resources online that can provide credible information about Kopi Luwak. However, as an authenticated brand and original supplier of the product, we would like you to go through the content of our website to learn everything that you want to about Kopi Luwak.
Let’s start with a bit of history.
What is Kopi Luwak?
In Indonesia, “Kopi” means Coffee and “Luwak” means Asian Palm Civet. So, “Kopi Luwak” is a collective term which means Civet Coffee.
The story of the origin of Kopi Luwak is really interesting. Legend has it that during the colonial times, the Dutch, who were so fond of coffee, used to plant large quantities of coffee cropsin the rugged islands of Sumatra and Java. In addition to the local varieties, they also planted imported Arabic coffee crops in their farm. The coffee fever soon caught up with the locals particularly during the Cultuurstelselera (1830-1870). However, the Dutch restricted local farmers from using the coffee beans for consumption. People who toiled hard to plant the coffee crops never got to taste it. Pity isn’t it? But, it wasn’t too long before the native farmers decided to taste the renowned coffee – in an unusual manner. They noticed that wild Asian palm civets feasted on coffee berries and left behind the undigested coffee seeds in their poo. The farmers collected the excreted coffee seeds, cleaned and roasted them to make perfect coffee, which was tastier and flavorsome than the Dutch people’s own beverage. The rumors spread through, and the Dutch owners turned big favorites of the Civet coffee. The rest is history.
Known for its exotic taste and wide range of health benefits, Kopi Luwak is now consumed by a large number of coffee lovers worldwide. Animal Coffee is the certified supplier of Kopi Luwak, which is the world’s rarest and costliest coffee.