[Homeroast] Kopi rears its ugly head yet again

Michael Wascher wascher at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 14:55:10 CST 2012


BLEH!

Who would want Cat Crap Coffee when you can now have Elephant Feces Beans?!

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/30/most-exclusive-coffee-in-the-world-elephant-feces/

*"**Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero "*
— Horace



On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Zara Haimo <zara at haimo.net> wrote:

> Just got an offer for an 8 cup package of already roasted Kopi for $64
> plus tax and shipping.  How could I resist?!  Wonder how long those beans
> have been sitting on the shelf not to mention whether they ever saw the
> inside of the cat's gut.  The marketing hype reads:
>
> Since Kopi Luwak first passed Jack Nicholson's lips in The Bucket List,
> we've been gunning to get our hands on a pack. The world's most expensive,
> most rare, and most intriguing coffee has an unbelievable story: It's grown
> on the islands of Java and Sumatra, where Asian Palm Civets (aka "luwak")
> feed on ripe coffee cherries and then excrete them, whole. The beans are
> fermented within the cat's stomach and take on an unmatched flavor and
> richness. Continuously converting skeptics into fans,Kopi Luwak is one of
> the wonders of the food world. Talk about your diamond in the rough!
>


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