Kopi luwak is, without any doubt, the most expensive and rarest coffee in the world. Known for its sublime taste, tempting aroma, chocolaty flavor, musty tone and nutty aftertaste, this beverage is liked by most coffee addicts worldwide. Any regular kopi luwak drinker would tell you that it’s well worth its price.
However, these days some of the kopi luwak sold online and in most coffee stores are not real. Due to its rare availability and exorbitant processing cost, most civet coffee beans available in the market are often faked. It’s a simple fact that any customer who is tricked with fake kopi would definitely think twice before ordering it next time. Your money is worth it only when you get 100% pure kopi luwak. Now, we will tell you how you can distinguish between real and fake Kopi luwak.
Purchasing kopi luwak has become more of an act of trust. The fact of the matter is that in the past, about 6-10 years ago, there was no good technique to distinguish between real and fake kopi luwak – lack of awareness was one main reason. But fortunately, things have changed now.
Keeping the following tips in mind, you will be able to distinguish between real and fake civet coffee
Differences in bean:
Just smell the green beans of kopi luwak. Real beans will have a leafy smell; fake beans will have a rice-like smell.
Real beans are yellowish green in color and they are more uniform in size than fake beans.
The shape of real civet bean is quite good and even, they have less broken structures and devoid of black spots.
The aroma of real kopi is really stronger than ordinary coffee. It is a full-bodied, syrupy, earthy and nutty beverage. The aroma and taste of fake kopi is completely different. Real kopi is less acidic in nature. One can test its originality by giving a cup of kopi to ulcer patients. Real kopi is smooth to the stomach and doesn’t cause any sort of irritation.
Do not believe in
Because kopi is manufactured on a small scale, wholesale or bulk sale of this beverage is nearly impossible.
Harvesting and processing of kopi beans is highly expensive. Real kopi can never come for cheap price tags.
The best option to get original kopi luwak is to order from a trusted, certified supplier like us. We suggest you compare the taste of our wild-collected original kopi luwak to that of normal coffee. You will know the difference. First time buyers can try small quantities before ordering for more.