"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?).
5 hours ago