Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world – to the tune of about $25 a cup. It might surprise you why.
This is an Asian Palm Civet….
He is cute in a “rodent who eats coffee berries” sort of way. Apparently, he will eat these coffee berries…
So the civet eats the coffee berries and does this to them…..
Are you still here? Yes, that is poop – civet poop filled with coffee beans. This is not cute – not even in a “rodent who eats coffee berries” sort of way. And guess what this guy gets to do? He gets to pick up the poop, pick out the beans, and process them so that someone can pay $25 for a cup of civet poop coffee. Or $100 per pound for coffee beans. Pick your poison.
I don’t know yet what I want to be when I grow up, but I am quite sure it’s not this.
There are a lot of things to complain about in this world, so I won’t spend (much) time explaining why this is outrageous. This guy has to pick coffee beans out of civet poop so that this ridiculously expensive coffee can be made and then enjoyed. I am sure he is not the one getting rich on this scheme.
Most of the time you can get a cup of this coffee at the Taj hotel in Delhi. How do I know that? A friend of mine had a birthday today and wanted to celebrate by having a cup of this coffee. I have never even tried coffee, so you can imagine my hesitation on starting out with a cup of this stuff. Unfortunately for her and thank god for me – they were out of Kopi Luwak. I’ll let you know if we go back another time to try it. 😎
(The pictures are all from Wikipedia – thanks Wiki)