Minggu, 16 Mei 2010

Kopi Luwak coffee


Coffee has a different name. In Indonesian more familiar with named of Kopi, Coffee was known in England, the French call it cafe, kaffee in Germany and in Arabic called quahwa. The history of coffee begins with the story of a Abessynia goatherd who discovered the coffee plant when he was herding, to become a prestigious beverages in the European aristocrats. Even by Bethoven counted as many as 60 coffee beans for every cup coffee would enjoy. Indonesia as one of the largest coffee producer in the world, besides Brazil and Columbia, have the well-known type of coffee in the world such as arabica and robusta. But there's one type of coffee that is still not (well) known to most people, which called Kopi Luwak coffee. What is Kopi Luwak coffee?

Kopi Luwak coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well known for its excellent coffee. Not like most coffee beans which harvesting from Arabica and Robusta plantation, to produce Kopi Luwak coffee we need Luwak. What is Luwak? It is an Asian Palm Civet. A cat-like animal common to many south east Asian countries. The scientific name is Paradoxurus hermaphroditus and the locals call them luwaks.These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry.

The Luwak is picky, feasts on ripe, red coffee cherries seeking out the sweet taste of the cherry itself, wanting little to do with the parchment of the coffee. Once the Luwak eats the cherry, the parchment covered coffee beans are passed out of the Luwak, with the parchment cover still protecting the green coffee beans. It is their digestive fermentation process that gives the coffee its unique chocolaty earthy flavor. The beans are collected from the forest floor, cleaned, roasted and "voile" a rare cup of exotic coffee!

But because of the strange method of collecting, there isn't much Kopi Luwak produced in the world. The average total annual production is only around 500 to a maximum of 1000 pounds of green coffee beans. The roasting process reduces the volume up to 20%. Due to the rarity of this coffee, the price is quite outrageous. When in peak demand, prices can reach about USD 500 per kilogram. In some coffee cafe in Indonesia, we have to pay around IDR 75.000 (=USD 8-10) for a single brewed cup of Kopi Luwak coffee. The source of the beans doesn't seem to be deterring coffee lovers with Kopi Luwak coffee, making it the most expensive coffee and rare in the world.

For several of the businessman’s, with drank Kopi Luwak coffee and collected 1 jar Green Beans Kopi Luwak will bring the blessing and lucky. The taste is different to the other coffee varieties. The aroma was rich and strong, and the coffee was incredibly full bodied, almost syrupy. It was thick, with a hint of chocolate, and lingered on the tongue with a long, clean aftertaste. Some article said drinking 3 – 6 Cup Kopi Luwak coffee a month will bring good health.

If you consider to buy Kopi Luwak coffee, feel free to contact us at luwakcoffee88@gmail.com. You are paying for the experience of enjoying such an unusual and rare delicacy as well as a spectacular cup of coffee. It’s about the Kopi Luwak coffee.

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