Stock Photo Description
Stock photo of Luwak Coffee beans laid out to dry and showing signs of the Luwak Coffee Civet Cat shit that this most expensive of coffee varieties is renown for! Luwak Coffee or Coffee Luwak (Kopi Luwak in Indonesian) is a coffee which has had its beans pass through the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) digestive system where fermentation occurs which gives the Coffee its unique taste. The beans having passed through the Civet Cats intestine are then harvested, cleaned, dried and eventually roasted and sold at an exorbitant price. Luwak Coffee beans were originally harvested by a person doing the rounds through the Coffee Plantation and collecting the fecal matter of the Civet Cat. Things have changed though and due to the high price of Coffee Luwak and greed it has led to the exploitation of the Civet Cats which remain less wild but more caged animals being fed all manner of incompatible foods along with Coffee Beans to make harvesting easier with more abundant yields. Obviously and rightly so, there has been calls to boycott this most lavish of Coffees!