From Coffee Tree, to Civet Cat, to Coffee Table
The process of the world’s most coveted coffee
There is certainly no shortage of options when it comes to choosing coffee. Why then, does Kopi Luwak coffee continue to be one of the most sought after and adored coffees in the world? Simply put, it seems that people still care more for quality than they do quantity. Luwak Coffee is dedicated to bringing the South African coffee-fanatic authentic, delicious and cruelty-free kopi luwak coffee all the way from the hills of Indonesia.
It is the process used to produce kopi luwak coffee that has cemented it as one of the most special and exotic coffees in the world. When produced ethically, the best coffee beans are partially digested by discerning civets. This process changes the structure of the proteins in the beans, which are then collected and processed into coffee, resulting in a less acidic and smoother drinking experience.
The Brewing Process
While Kopi Luwak is brewed in the same way as any other coffee, it’s recommended to drink it black and unsweetened as to highlight its unique flavour which Kopi Luwak is known for.
The Coffee Tree
It is the flesh of the coffee cherries from the coffee tree, native to Asia and Africa, that the civets are after. The seeds of the fruit contain caffeine which in all cases -except for that of the civet- act as a defence against animals. Due to the civet’s preference for only the best and ripest coffee cherries, unethically produced kopi luwak coffee is rarely passed off as the authentic experience to those in the know as the civets which are held captive are not able to roam and select the best coffee cherries.
THE PALM CIVET
Palm Civets are small mammals which resemble cats, known commonly in Indonesia as Luwaks. Before kopi luwak emerged as the popular choice, civets were considered pests by farmers and were often shot on sight. The civets, with the exception of those held captive in unethically run coffee plantations, benefited from the growing kopi luwak industry.
We support anti-cruelty farms where the civets run free and wild to consume the only best selected coffee cherries.
We Support Anti-Cruelty Farms
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