I have been a coffee drinker for most of my life. I started drinking coffee when I was studying in college and I needed a stimulant that could keep me up and going even after hours of continuous study. Coffee is the perfect stimulant. It can keep you going for hours without a let-up. It did not take long before I have become attached to drinking coffee a lot and soon I was enjoying the taste. That was when I began to explore the possibilities that I can get out of coffee drinking. I was surprised to find out that there were so many types and kinds of coffee that were available. It was really a pleasant surprise so I soon started tasting each and every coffee type there was. I liked most of them but others were not quiet to my taste.
I was thinking about what is the most expensive coffee in the world. That is because most of the time the price of a thing can determine the quality. Why in the world would anyone pay a crazy price for something when it is not the best there is? I started doing some research into the matter and that was how I came across Kopi Luwak.
This type of coffee is very different from all the other varieties that are currently available in the market today. The biggest difference is with the way that it is treated. Kopi Luwak is a type of coffee produced in several South East Asian countries. The beans to start with are nothing different from ordinary coffee. They are just ordinary coffee beans to start with but once the beans are not picked and harvested as with other coffee varieties. In the jungles of the countries that produce this sort of coffee are certain animals. They are similar to cats and civets and they feed on the fruits of the coffee. They can not digest the beans and so that is excreted out from their body. The beans on the droppings are then gathered by the natives. They wash the beans, dry it and then they roast it.
As you might have guessed the secret to the amazing taste of Kopi Luwak is the way that the beans get processed inside the digestive system of the small animals. The stomach and digestive juices of the animals treat the beans in such a way that their chemistry changes. The result is evident right away in the difference of Kopi Luwak from that of ordinary coffee. People swear by the great flavour of this type of coffee. There are some people that are turned off by the fact that the beans are excreted by animals. Cat poop coffee is a derogatory term for Kopi Luwak. The good news is that there is now a chemical process that has been designed to mimic the effect of the cat’s digestive juices on the body.
Still coffee experts claim that the authentic thing is still the best. You can get Kopi Luwak for about $600 per pound.