Kopi luwak, Enjoyment of coffee

Kopi Luwak or civet Coffee is coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus) and other related civets. A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet’s intestines the beans are then defecated, keeping their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness, widely noted as the most expensive coffe in the world.

Kopi Luwak is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago. Kopi Luwak tastes unlike heavy roasted coffees, since roasting levels range only from cinnamon color to medium with little or no caramelization of sugars within the beans as happens with heavy roasting. Moreover, kopi luwaks which have very smooth profiles are most often given a lighter roast. Iced kopi luwak brews may bring out some flavors not found in other coffees. Sumatra is the world’s largest regional producer of Kopi Luwak. Sumatra civet coffee beans are mostly an early arabica variety cultivated in the Indonesian archipelago since the seventeenth century. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world. selling for between US $100 and $600 per pound. It is sold by weight mainly in Japan and the United States and served in Southeast Asian Coffeehouses by the cup. Sources vary widely as to annual worldwide production.

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  1. Warsono says:

    Kopi Luwak pertama di Indonesia, hasil teknologi biofermentasi. Kopi luwak biofermentasi terasa lebih nikmat, lebih sehat dan halal. Kopi luwak biofermentasi juga low acidity sehingga nyaman untuk lambung Anda. Kopi luwak biofermentasi berasal dari kopi Arabica di Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur.
    Kopi luwak biofermentasi lebih sehat dan halal, tidak meninggalkan sedikitpun sisa-sisa kotoran luwak karena memakai metode biofermentasi (metode mutakhir). Dengan sistem biofermentasi, sehingga menghasilkan kopi luwak fermentasi yang lebih nikmat, lebih sehat dan halal untuk diminum karena bukan berasal dari saluran pencernaan dan kotoran luwak langsung.