[Homeroast] Kopi rears its ugly head yet again

Zara Haimo zara at haimo.net
Tue Dec 11 15:29:54 CST 2012


Cats, elephants, what's next?  You can always buy some good beans from Tom, eat them, wait a day or two, and then collect your own mammal digested beans…  Bleh is hardly the right word for this whole gourmet fraud.


On Dec 11, 2012, at 12:55 PM, Michael Wascher <wascher at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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