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Posted on 12/09/2005 2:30:19 PM PST by StoneWallJack

Rare Kopi Luwak Gourmet Coffee $175.00 per pound

The Palm Civet or marsupial luwak of Indonesia a tree climbing animal that ranges in weight from three to ten pounds uses it’s sense of smell and eyesight to seek out it’s favorite treat the ripest coffee cherries. The Palm Civet or Luwak passes the cherry through the digestive track where the beans exit the animal basically intact. The beans are then patiently harvested from the forest floor near coffee plantations carefully cleaned and roasted.

The beans are usually given a light to dark roast to avoid destruction of the complex flavors which have developed through the process. This “unique processing” is said to give the resulting coffee a rich, heavy flavor with some hints of caramel or chocolate. Some other words used to describe this cup of joe by those fortunate enough to try it have been earthy, musty and exotic with syrupy body and smooth flavor.

The University of Guelph did a study in which they examined the chemical and physical properties of the Kopi Luwak coffee bean and compared them to that of a “regular” coffee bean. Their results are quite interesting. They found the unroasted Kopi Luwak coffee beans had more red and yellow tones than a Columbian coffee bean. They also found the Kopi Luwak gourmet coffee bean to have less total protein, less bacterial count, some pitting on the surface of the coffee bean and different compounds. This may explain why the Kopi Luwak coffee is said to be less bitter and have a different aroma than other gourmet coffee.

Although this gourmet coffee’s exact date of discovery is not known. The strange origins of this rare gourmet coffee make it labor-intensive and time-consuming to produce. Gourmet coffee lovers are willing to pay a premium for this rare and exotic blend and consider it worth the effort and trouble involved. Here is your chance to be among the few who have tried Kopi Luwak coffee. We have been able to secure a small quantity of Kopi Luwak coffee at a substantial discount and once sold out we do not know when we will be able to procure more.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: coffee; iddrinkit; luwakbehindcoffee
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To: jerry639

Thanks for sharing that with us.


101 posted on 12/09/2005 6:24:16 PM PST by RTINSC (Being Offended is the Natural Consequence of Leaving Your Home...)
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To: Sally'sConcerns
"Neither one of us was all that impressed with the Jamaica Blue. On the other hand we really enjoy Kona."

I love Blue Mountain- tastes like coffee "used to" IMHO, but I'm no longer surprised by those who don't.

I gave my son-in-law BM and Kona one Christmas. Ground them up myself. I found out later he threw the pound of BM away! (I still love him though, but if he had thrown the Kona away too...)

102 posted on 12/09/2005 6:29:22 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Malsua

LOL!!!


103 posted on 12/09/2005 6:46:34 PM PST by listenhillary ("Mainstream media" is creating it's own reality~everything sucks)
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To: Perfesser

"I may drink tanzanian peaberry or huehuetanango from quatemala but I also drink Folger's when I have to. Caffiene is our friend."

Coffee is like sex. The only bad cup is the one you don't get.


104 posted on 12/09/2005 6:58:23 PM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: geopyg



Here, here...


105 posted on 12/09/2005 7:03:49 PM PST by Perfesser
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To: Hank Rearden

I hear you brother! I point everyone to Sweet Maria's as well (see my post #58 to FReeper Oorang). I was roasting up some Costa Rica Tres Rios (La Magnolia) while I was posting!


106 posted on 12/09/2005 7:11:02 PM PST by Pablo64 ("Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion.")
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To: RTINSC
So, are you saying that Starbucks makes bad coffee because people are buying froofroo coffee drinks at their stores?

No, I'm saying their coffee is awful. How many people do you see buying their coffee? What they're buying are the tarted up "coffee drinks" - those vaguely coffee-flavored sweetened milky concoctions. You could make those with the oil drained from my lawnmower and wouldn't be able to tell the difference because of all the masking flavors.

If it's awful, why are you frequenting Starbucks stores?

A couple times in the last 5 or 6 years isn't "frequenting", and I ordered plain black coffee (or espresso) because I like coffee, not froofroo whipped-creamy nonsense.

Their coffee was horrid - cheap beans, burned and priced high.

I'd love to have their margins in my business, but their coffee is bad.

107 posted on 12/09/2005 8:01:43 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Darksheare

Looks like he needs to go to post 35.


108 posted on 12/09/2005 8:38:58 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Ah, okers.
Thanks!


109 posted on 12/09/2005 8:39:45 PM PST by Darksheare (Bonafide Henchman.)
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To: Perfesser

Post 35 had a link about home roasting..
http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/coffee/homeroast

Dunno if that will help as I didn't check the link.


110 posted on 12/09/2005 8:40:28 PM PST by Darksheare (Bonafide Henchman.)
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To: Perfesser

We knew what you meant.

Condolences.

Eaker


111 posted on 12/09/2005 9:01:20 PM PST by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix or El Roy off of my ping list.)
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To: Hank Rearden

"How many people do you see buying their coffee?"

Plenty. Look at their annual report. Why be so concerned with what type of coffee drinks others buy? That doesn't influence what you buy, does it? I've purchased Starbucks beans since 1991 and haven't found better. Your comments would suggest you have issues more with who buys what at Starbucks rather than the quality of the coffee. If you think it's awful, nobody is forcing you to buy it. Stick with what you like and don't worry about what others like.


112 posted on 12/09/2005 11:02:27 PM PST by RTINSC (Being Offended is the Natural Consequence of Leaving Your Home...)
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To: Perfesser

The Zach & Dani is pretty much the best bet for roasting indoors IMO. Almost everything else you need to use with a strong exhaust fan.

My foul weather winter roaster is an I-Roast under the kitchen exhaust fan, but it pales in size and capability of the stir-crazy popcorn popper and convection oven. The I-Roast II is now available. You can store multiple heat/time profiles to better handle different bean types. The I-Roast is OK, but they could have had a little more quality control.

If you're happy with the Zach & Dani roaster, you might just buy another one.

If you like to roast outside and do large quantities, the RK Drum, rotisserie motor and a gas grill is another good but pricey method.


113 posted on 12/10/2005 3:00:10 AM PST by listenhillary ("Mainstream media" is creating it's own reality~everything sucks)
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To: taxcontrol
Folks, a little secret here. Want to improve your pot of coffee, add a pinch of baking soda to the grounds before brewing. Not much, about a 1/4 teaspoon for my Mr Coffee maker.

Just took your advice, and son of a gun! Smoother cup of joe, indeed...thanks!

114 posted on 12/10/2005 6:51:54 AM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: RTINSC
I've purchased Starbucks beans since 1991 and haven't found better.

Really? Look harder.

I'll try just once more to clarify what I've been trying to explain to you: Starbucks sells a lot of drinks with huge margins and makes a lot of money doing it. Good for them. But their coffee, their regular black coffee/espresso, sucks. That's because they use cheap beans (margins, anyone?) and overroast them to mask the flavor, then encourage people to buy expensive variations with lots of sugar, milk and flavorings (again, margins) to further mask the poor quality of the basic coffee.

They make great money but would be gone in a week if it had to sell coffee. Just coffee.

115 posted on 12/10/2005 9:09:17 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Hank Rearden

Your comment suggests you have issues with Starbucks that have nothing to do with the quality of their beans. Why should you care what others do or buy, or for that matter, care what Starbucks sells or how much profit they make? Starbucks was successful selling only beans long before offering drink variations, which by the way, is apparently what their customers want. Don't buy Starbucks if you are so bothered by their success.


116 posted on 12/10/2005 9:37:04 AM PST by RTINSC (Being Offended is the Natural Consequence of Leaving Your Home...)
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To: Coffee_drinker

You are correct, 1/4 is too much. That should have read 1/8th teaspoon. Either fat fingers or not enough coffee. Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking with it....


117 posted on 12/10/2005 9:37:38 AM PST by taxcontrol (People are entitled to their opinion - no matter how wrong it is.)
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To: RTINSC
Oh, good Lord. You either have too much time on your hands, pretensions to dimestore psychology or both.

I'm done trying to get through to you. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and a bad cup of black coffee is just a bad cup of black coffee.

118 posted on 12/10/2005 9:40:47 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Darksheare
I was banned from the coffee pot when I was in my Infantry unit in Germany. You see, Top (1st Sergent) told me to make some coffee for an up coming meeting. I looked at his coffee maker and it was disgusting. Since I had a little time, I took the coffee pot to the kitchen and gave it a GOOD cleaning.

I even ran a couple pots of vinegar to remove the scale and deposits from the inside of the machine. I also scrubbed the brown scale out of the bottom of the glass pot. Had to use some industrial cleaner to get that part clean. Anyway, it was all bright shiny just like new. I then ran several pots of clear water. I then ran another pot and tasted the water for any chemical or soap taste. It was fine.

I then asked Top how much coffee to put in. After following his directions to the letter (I wrote them down just to be sure), I brewed the coffee. During the meeting everyone complained about the coffee. Top came over and looked at the coffee pot and said I had ruined his coffee maker.

Banned there after....
119 posted on 12/10/2005 9:48:53 AM PST by taxcontrol (People are entitled to their opinion - no matter how wrong it is.)
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To: Hank Rearden

Perhaps you should spend less time telling others what they should do, buy or think.


120 posted on 12/10/2005 9:52:35 AM PST by RTINSC (Being Offended is the Natural Consequence of Leaving Your Home...)
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To: taxcontrol

OUCH.

Takes awhile to build up that coffee sludge scale.


121 posted on 12/10/2005 1:47:34 PM PST by Darksheare (Bonafide Henchman.)
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To: StoneWallJack
This “unique processing” is said to give the resulting coffee a rich, heavy flavor with some hints of fecal caramel or poopy chocolate.
122 posted on 12/31/2005 10:47:27 AM PST by slimer (I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.)
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To: StoneWallJack; All

Has anyone read the book The Coffee Trader? It was most excellent.


123 posted on 11/09/2006 8:48:04 PM PST by TradicalRC ("...this present Constitution, which will be valid henceforth, now, and forever..."-Pope St. Pius V)
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