And You Thought Starbucks Served High End Coffee

How about $40 a cup coffee? Now that’s high end coffee.

Indonesia has these cat-like mammals called civets. See the Wikipedia article if you are curious.

These civets, as part of their diet, eat coffee cherries. Their gut only digests the outer layer, and the remainder of the bean is excreted. These left-overs are retrieved by locals, cleaned, and processed to create the Kopi Luwak coffee. The taste is unique and people are willing to pay the price. Only a few hundred kilos of these special beans are produced each year.

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