December 30, 2005
I am a serious coffee afficionado, one for whom awakening or finishing a delicious meal, or simply hanging out are all synonymous with a good cup o' java, but this is just a bit much.
Would you pay $175 for a pound of coffee beans which had passed through the backside of a furry mammal in Indonesia? Apparently, some coffee lovers wanting to treat themselves to something special are lapping it up.
Kopi Luwak beans from Indonesia are rare and expensive, thanks to a unique taste and aroma enhanced by the digestive system of palm civets, nocturnal tree-climbing creatures about the size of a large house cat.
I love Jamaican Blue Mountain and during the limited time each year the crop is being harvested have no qualms with spending $40.00 a pound(for maybe 5 lbs., which I refrigerate and treat like gold), but I'm definitely not gonna drink coffee from beans that have been processed as turds.
Posted by Seth at 06:48 PM |