Kopi Iuwak Coffee

I always say I will try anything once. This time it was more about the idea of what I was having, rather than what it looked like. This pot of coffee looks as normal as what you could get at your local coffee house, but it has a bit of a disgusting background. We are not talking unfairly traded, were are talking just pure crap, actually cat crap! This is the infamous cat poop coffee, no really cat crap.

This crazy coffee can fetch as much as $100 a cup in some places, I guess depending of how well the cat ate (just kidding). It goes by the more specific name of "Kopi Iuwak" which is made from the beans of coffee berries eaten by the Civet cat. Talk about fermentation! 

All joking aside (if that's possible) it is a pretty good cup of coffee. Enjoy, if you can.

Thanks to our friend Nathan for sharing with us, and a second thank you to Bruce Wayland and Marcello De Simone for giving Nathan the coffee to bring back to New York City.

February 14, 2012
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