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The World's Most Expensive Coffee is From Beans Cycled Through an Indonesian  Monkey's Digestive System-Truth!

  • Summary of eRumor:
    Kopi Luwak is a rare and gourmet coffee from Indonesia that is made from beans passed through the digestive system of monkeys.
  • The Truth:
    Kopi Luwak does exist, is very expensive, and is made from coffee beans passed through the digestive system of an Indonesian animal, but it's more of a cat than a monkey.  According to a feature article by the Manila Coffee House, which sells the stuff, the people who harvest the digested beans don't really have to pick through cat litter to get it.  The animal processes the beans and excretes them whole, unscratched, and without dung.

    The animal is a palm civet, a dark brown tree-dwelling cat found throughout Southeast Asia. The scientific name is paradoxunis hermaphroditus.

    According to the Manila Coffee House, the palm civet just happens to like to ingest the ripest and reddest coffee beans, which also happen to be the ones best for brewing.  The cat eats the outer covering of the beans in the same way that is accomplished by de-pulping machines.  Something happens to the beans in the journey through the cat's intestines that gives it a flavor that is celebrated by coffee drinkers.  

    At this point, most of the beans are purchased by Japanese buyers.

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Luwak Poop, or "kopi"!
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:


Wed Nov 21 2001 10:22:30 ET Coffee drinkers are going bananas over a brew that's made of MONKEY DUNG.
This coffee is now available (2012) for only $190/lb!  CLICK HERE

For more current information as of July, 2004, click HERE  
Even more current, 2005, click
OK, it's 2012, and Kopi Luwak is now mainstream.  CLICK HERE or HERE

Please NOTE that Colorado Coffee Exchange does NOT carry Kopi Luwak!

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