Look what I got! Weasel Coffee?

"My friends came back from Vietnam and all I got was this lousy t-shirt!"
Remember those silly souvenir shirts that said that?

No really, this is what they brought back for me.

I have heard so much about this Kopi Luwak coffee. Some people call it "Cat Crap Coffee" or "Weasel Turd Coffee".

This is supposed to be the most expensive and rarest coffee in the world.
Oprah did a show on unusual food items and she talked about this rare Java (in disgust, I might add!).

Kopi Luwak (pronounced [ˈkopi ˈluwak]) or Civet coffee is coffee made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). The civets eat the berries, but the beans inside pass through their system undigested. This process takes place on the islands of Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago, in the Philippines (where the product is called Kape Alamid) and in East Timor (locally called kafé-laku).

Vietnam has a similar type of coffee, called weasel coffee, which is made from coffee berries which have been regurgitated by local weasels. In actuality the "weasel" is just the local version of the Asian Palm Civet. (from Wikipedia).

Anyway, I hear it is the best coffee you will ever drink, and I love coffee, so whoever or whatever crapped it out or regurgitated the berries, I am looking forward to trying it and will let you know!

Wanna come over for a cup o' Joe? (or crap?).


Please let us know how it tastes. I am so curious. Did you see the movie The Bucket List? That is where I first heard about a coffee like this.
~m said…
i wonder why the beans would be better on the way out than on the way in... maybe it's the adventure factor :)
Karen said…
Holy crap, I've heard about this coffee... you must tell us how it tastes!
Bluebird NY said…
Crap coffee...poo brew! I'm still laughing - who would have thought to harvest this stuff??? Hilarious
Anonymous said…
I love to read your blog! Drinking something that I know was once in something else’s digestive system...That where I must draw the line.
Well bottoms up!
Can’t wait to read the review
LaDue & Crew said…
A crap-tastic cup of coffee! Not sure if I could mentally get past the first sip! lol
Patsyk said…
seriously... it gets crapped out?

I'm not a big coffee drinker... I add so much milk it no longer tastes ike coffee since I can't stand the bitterness.
SarahB said…
I'll try anything once! When do we get the verdict?
StaceyEsq said…
This is so very "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern"ish of you, Stacey! I would definitely try it! Can't wait to read what you think. (Question -- Since coffee normally inspires a good crap, what will this crappy coffee inspire?!)
Anonymous said…
I saw this Bizzare Foods a few weeks ago. Would love to hear what it tastes like.
Stacey Snacks said…
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Stacey Snacks said…
Stacey's Review:

OK, so we ground the beans and tasted the coffee this afternoon.

It did not taste or smell like poop. In fact, it was delicious. Rich and strong, yet mellow. It was very good. One of the better cups of coffee we have tried, and I brewed it in a Cuisinart crappy drip coffee maker.
If you made it in a French press, it would be WOWIE!
I remember seeing this on Oprah! I'll have to take your word for it, I like rich, strong, and mellow, even though it sounds gross!
Darn it. I just gave up crap for 2009. ;)
kat said…
Hmmm, I've heard of this & if you say its good I'll trust you
Anonymous said…
Well, I have been educated. My gawd I want the full run down after your first sip. I'm more amazed that people actually figure this stuff out! Can't wait to hear the outcome.
That is one heck of a souvenir. I feel like you should be on one of those fear factor type shows since you don't seem to even be flinching about trying this!
You know what...I heard about that coffee...(no pun intended) but, I'll pass.
I have heard of that coffee before, but I don't know anyone who tried it. I have always wondered if the digestive juices are what makes the flavor of that coffee. I'd be a little afraid to try it, but I'd love to hear from someone who did.
i always drink weasel coffee at a vietnamese place near oxford circus. although i usually prefer espresso, i always opt for this drip-coffe here because i like its intense aroma of chocolate/hazelnut. very addictive. i wish i knew where to buy it here!
Anonymous said…
I don't pass up much. But I'll make an exception in this case :P