Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Things Learned While Traveling: One Man's Trash is another Man's Treasure

Coffee is not my thing, but it was really fascinating to discover that the excreted waste of a particular animal is the best thing that ever happened to Coffee for some coffee drinkers. The particular coffee in question is called Kopi Luwak Coffee aka Pea-Berry Coffee. This coffee comes from Indonesia, a country well known for it's excellent coffees. The great manufacturer of this Coffee is called  Paradoxurus, a small civit like animal, and widely known as Luwaks by the locals in Indonesia.

These little animals reside in the trees and they love to treat themselves to red ripe coffee cherry. Somewhere down there in their digestive system, a checmical reaction and farmentation take place, the digestion is completed and out goes the rest. The still intact beans that come out are collected, cleaned, roasted, and ground just like other coffees. The end result of this coffee is said to be unmatched. Rich with heavy flavor of a hint of chocolate or caramel, hmm hmm good! I can attest to the smoothness and heavy aroma of the coffee because i tasted it!

Who ever thought that a small not so appealing creature like this could produce the best tasting Coffee in the world. These are some of the things that make you go hmmm, God is great!

Great Coffee for Coffee drinkers! Cheers!


  1. I have heard that the coffee coming from the Luwak is some of the best/expensive coffee in the world. Very informative piece, keep it coming Blimey!!!

  2. Thanks for reading my post and i will definitely keep it coming.


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