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The Luwak (Paradoxurushermaphroditus) denizen of the coffee (kopi) plantations of Sumatra, eats only the ripest coffee cherries.
Unable to digest the coffee beans, the Luwak graciously deposits them on the jungle floor where they are eagerly collected by the locals.
The stomach acids and enzymatic action involved in this unique fermentation process produces the beans for the world’s rarest coffee beverage.
“The secret of this delicious blend,” enthuses the Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board, “lies in the bean selection, which is performed by a luwak, a species of civet cat endemic to Java. The luwak will eat only the choicest, most perfectly matured beans which it then excretes, partially digested, a few hours later. Plantation workers then retrieve the beans from the ground, ready for immediate roasting.”
Kopi luwak began showing up in North America during the 1990s at the height of the Starbucks-inspired gourmet coffee craze. It has been sold in the U.S. for up to $600 per pound and can fetch as much as $30 for a single brewed cup in some parts of the world. Coffee connoisseurs explain what makes kopi luwak worth the exorbitant price:
The aroma is rich and strong, and the coffee is incredibly full bodied, almost syrupy. It’s with a hint of chocolate, and lingers on the tongue with a long, clean aftertaste. It’s definitely one of the most interesting and unusual cups I’ve ever had.
Lavanta Coffee Roasters is a 2nd generation coffee company focusing on Specialty Coffees. Started by an immigrant who worked extremely hard to earn his citizenship.Lavanta now focuses on giving back to it’s origin farmers by offering Direct Trade, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance & Organic coffees as well as puts an extra emphasis on sourcing from women coffee farmers. We invite you to skim through some of our pictures of our coffee plantation travels at www.lavantacoffee.com We thank you for supporting our Direct Trade Coffees
- Imported directly from Sumatra, Indonesia
- Fresh roasted & heat sealed
- One way valve to ensure freshness
- 100% Wild Kopi Luwak
- 100% Cage Free