Kedatangan pesakit yang mengadu sakit perut yang teramat sangat dan menuduh kopi LUWAK yang baru diminumnya sejak 2-3 hari lepas sebagai penyebabnya menyebabkan mama ingin tahu apa itu kopi yang katanya sangat mahal tu…
Pernah dengar atau merasa minum kopi ini? Jika ada pembaca yang pernah merasa kopi ini komen anda di alu-alukan…
mama sendiri takpernah tahu ujudnya kopi berjenama begini dan keistimewaannya .Rupanya kopi ini terhasil dari najis binatang LUWAK
sejenis musang yang memakan biji kopi ini errr……..nak tanya juga…. bolehkah kita minum kopi ini yang berasal dari najis seperti ini
…dan …the rest of the story..
Kopi Luwak Coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well known for its excellent coffee. Also native to the area is a small civit-like animal called a Paradoxurus. The locals call them luwaks. These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy’s stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system, and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee. The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel or chocolate.
Other terms used to describe it are earthy, musty and exotic. The body is almost syrupy and it’s very smooth.
One must wonder about the circumstances that brought about the first cup of Kopi Luwak coffee. Who would think to (or even want to) collect and roast beans out of animal feces? Perhaps a native figured it was easier to collect the beans from the ground this way, rather than having to work harder and pick them from the trees. Our local source says the Sumatran villagers discovered that civet droppings ultimately produced a smooth cup of coffee centuries ago, when they were forced to work on Dutch plantations, and hand over everything they picked to their colonial masters. Civets provided the only coffee the workers could scrounge for themselves. Because of the strange method of collecting, there isn’t much Kopi Luwak coffee produced in the world. The average total annual production is only around 500 to a maximum of 1000 pounds of green coffee beans. The roasting process reduces the volume up to 20%.
Because of the rarity of this coffee, the price is quite outrageous. If you can find a vendor, the current cost for a pound of Kopi Luwak is around $150 or more. Some more adventurous coffee houses are selling it by the cup for $15 – $30, but you won’t likely find it at your local coffee shop just yet. Is it really worth of the price? Why not? You are paying for the experience of enjoying such an unusual phenomenon. The famous actor Jack Nicholson even mentioned this unusual coffee from Sumatra, as one of his things to try on the Bucket List movie.