Rabu, 16 Maret 2011

The Worlds Most Expensive Coffee: Exotic Indonesian

Caffeine aficionados in Australia can now drink the Grange Hermitage of coffee, the Rolls Royce of their favourite bean— cat's poo coffee.

It's the most expensive cup of Joe on the planet and locals in Townsville are reportedly mad for it.

Called Kopi Luwak, it's an Indonesian coffee made from the faeces of a Luwak, a small cat-like creature native to the island nation's coffee-growing regions.

The Luwaks select the freshest coffee cherries to eat and once the bean passes through their digestive system it remains intact but is no longer bitter. Experts say this creates a sweeter-tasting coffee.

Bean pickers collect the animals' faeces along with the coffee beans. The excrement is then separated from the actual coffee before being washed and brewed up.

The heat of the initial brewing process eliminates any disease, fungus or parasite.

Kopi Luwak sells for around $1400 a kilogram, making it the most expensive coffee in the world according to Forbes magazine's Cup of Excellence awards.