Skip to comments.World's most expensive coffee is processed through a cat (Yes, you read that correctly)
Posted on 04/21/2012 8:22:39 PM PDT by Stoat
PORTLAND, Ore. - This coffee can cost as much as $700 a pound and $80 a cup, and it is processed through the digestive system of a cat.
It's said to be the most expensive coffee in the world and it was served up Friday at the International Coffee Expo in Northeast Portland.
An Indonesian company brews it here as it is done in cafes in Jakarta.
"It is very delicious, very smooth and so luxurious," said Valerie Sindal, director of sales and marketing for ValBeMar Specialty Coffee.
Coffee cherries are eaten by Civet cats, processed through their digestive system, and the beans are harvested on the other side. According to ValBeMar's website, the Civets, found in the islands of Java and Sumatra, cant digest the fruits inner beans and they are excreted whole.
The beans are collected from the cat droppings, cleaned and roasted just like any other coffee bean. But the fermentation process while inside the stomach of the cat is the key to its exquisite taste, according to the company.
"If I could drink it every day, I would," Sindal said.
What does the most expensive coffee in the world thats been through the body of a cat taste like? Well, its unique, but balanced and smooth.
The coffee has a rich history. Three hundred years ago Dutch colonizers banned the Indonesians from drinking coffee. But the Indonesians found these beans and used them as a substitute. The coffee has gone from a poor mans drink to a rich mans brew.
I can just see one of those spit-takes when someone has that coffee in their mouth and another person told them where it came from.
I’m not that big on coffee,anyway. It gives me heartburn.
In this case I think I’d say about the same thing.
This featured in that Jack Nicholson-Morgan Freeman movie about death, some years back...
I imagine that this is mainly about marketing and the power of suggestion, with a target audience of people who have more money than sense and who want to be able to have something 'exotic' to talk about at cocktail parties.
And acid bath and warm fermentation...
I think that the US Patent Office would be delighted to issue a patent for a Civet Digestive Replicator ;-)
I'm guessing that the typical Civet would be a lot more fun to spend time with than the generic facially-pierced Starbucks barista :-)
I would never give coffee to a cat. Poor thing might only sleep 20 hours a day.
“America Runs on Dunkin’”
You are absolutely correct.
I can import my Tres Rios and roast it myself for less than I can buy Folgers. Of course, I have contacts, and I know what time of year to buy coffee to get the best price and best quality. It's good to be the cook. ;)
Indeed, and it might develop an interest in interest in a punk band named "Civet"
Ok that is just mean!
...............This featured in that Jack Nicholson-Morgan Freeman movie about death, some years back...............
The Bucket List! Great flick, but then all movies with Morgan Freeman are great!
Anyone can make a fantastic cup of coffee out of a regular supermarket blend of whatever you like.
Get an Aerobie coffee maker for 25 bucks - amazon has them now for free shipping. Follow the directions. The key is getting the water to around 180 degrees. Not too hot to activate the tannens in the coffee and make it bitter. The coffee turns out great.
Beat me to it... first thing that came to mindafter reading the title. Just imagine how this “delicacy” was discovered. Just try and imagine the thought process and conversation that took place to come up with this bright idea and the discussions which took place as to what to say when MARKETING this S@&$!
Costa Rican is quite good - somewhat similar to the Guatemalan that I really love. Community Coffee actually has a pretty good Guatemalan available.
I would think that people having a heightened interest in things coming out of anuses, fecal fetishes, of just have otherwise boring lives and having nothing else interesting to say, may gravitate towards a coffee like this.
Fill in the blank as to who you think fit those groups.
Reminds you of a certain recent South Park episode? Stan becomes a cynical a$$hole?
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