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Would You Drink Kopi Luwak Coffee?

In honor of today being National Coffee Day, I thought I'd ask all you coffee lovers out there how far you'd go for a good brew. At more than $100 a pound, kopi luwak, also known as civet coffee, likely takes the title of the world's most expensive coffee. But it also holds the title of world's only twice-consumed coffee.

Before you've enjoyed it, it's been consumed by the palm civet, a cat-sized mammal native to Southeast Asia. The civet, or luwak, eats fresh coffee berries, which are collected by coffee specialists after they've been excreted. The beans are then washed in spring water and sold as coffee.

According to civet coffee connoisseurs, the animal's digestive enzymes help to mellow out the acidity, causing it to taste mild and smooth. I think I could give it a try — so long as you didn't tell me what it was first. What about you? Have you ever tried civet coffee?

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wunami wunami 7 years
I'd try it if I didn't have to buy it.
DCStar DCStar 7 years
I would definitely try it. Why not?
Spectra Spectra 7 years
If I didn't have to pay $100/lb for it, I'd try it. I'll try anything once.
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 7 years
ewwwww!!
mademoiselleQQ mademoiselleQQ 7 years
u guys should give it a shoot...its a good coffee
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
my question is who saw a civet excrete a coffee bean and thought "maybe I should eat that?"
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
I'm pretty adventurous and I love coffee, but I doubt I'd try it once I knew where it came from.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 7 years
Don't tell me what it is before I drink it. I thought this was hilarious in the "Bucket List".
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
My problem is not the origin or the method of "production," if you will. My problem is the price tag. That stuff is expensive!
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