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Posted on 12/09/2005 2:30:19 PM PST by StoneWallJack
The Palm Civet or marsupial luwak of Indonesia a tree climbing animal that ranges in weight from three to ten pounds uses its sense of smell and eyesight to seek out its 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 coffees 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.
What a thread. I will stick with MH instant, thanks.
I have made your coffee once.
I also answered an ad for a free rattle snake bite once too.
I am out for a while.
We are going to a wedding tonight.
(Not FReeper related)
I used to hate to go to weddings when I was young.
The old Grammas & Aunts would pinch my cheek and tell me, "You're next."
I got them to quit doing that by saying the same thing to them at funerals.
See y'all later.
See post #62 ole buddy!
You're most welcome. If you decide to try it yourself, let me know how you like it. Also, one correction I need to make: the brand of roaster I have is the Fresh Roast, not the Fresh Cup as I had posted (Fresh Cup is the name of the trade magazine I get).
Good luck, safe travels.
You also said my coffee wasn't bad... when it had cutting fluid.
(And wasn't being given to the local deer population..)
The longer I know you the more I respect you.
I have to respectfully disagree. The best coffee comes from the C4E household, especially when Mr. C4E brews it prior to my rising in the A.M., so I have it ready, hot and strong. Add cream and honey and it is ambrosia for the gods.
When I do that with baking soda, I grind the beans finer, also use about 25% more beans, and the very slightest pinch of salt. The lack of bite from "standup the spoon thick" coffee is taken away by the baking soda, allows a far stronger coffee. Using water with chlorine in it puts bitterness back in. Folgers red bag at the Navy commissary is the best bang-for-the-buck. Seattle's best is not much better, IMHO.
I still have the scars. Those deer can go drink ditchwater from now on.
My license has no tags for "Charging Lunatic Deer, Antlerless or not."
I've been pretty drunk, I've been pretty stupid in my youth, I've done things on a dare in College I wouldn't do now except for some Bill Gates money. Never, not once did I think " Where can I get some of coffee that came out of a cat's ass?"
And most grocery storres sell Melita brand coffee which is 100% arabica.
For half the price of Starbucks or the other fancy brands.
Did you guys eventually get revenge on that one?
You spelled "sausage" wrong! ;-)
I like my coffee sweet and blond, especially when prepared by my hot, sweet and blond honey, Ambrosia..
There is something wrong there.
To anyone of you guys. I got a Zach & Dani's roaster for Christmas last year and it works pretty good but is beginning to make funny noises now. Who can give me info on a good replacement roaster, if need be.