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Is the world's best coffee made from animal excrement?


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Is the world's best coffee made from animal excrement?

Brian S | Jan 5, 2007 03:32 PM

When one of my friends told me this, I was sure it was a hoax. But I went to the Forbes website and did a search and apparently it's true. It's called kopi luwak and it is made from coffee beans eaten by an animal related to the civet, then collected from the jungle floor after passing through its digestive tract. Perhaps not the best coffee, but the most expensive. The article also lists other pricy coffees. Has anyone here tried it? I think it made a cameo appearance on an "obscure foods" thread a while back. (And what about those other expensive coffees? Anyone tried them? I once bought one bean of Blue Mountain and chewed it, just to say I'd tried it.)

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