Imigen Senior Member Joined: 9 Nov 2005 Posts: 9 Location: Georgia Expertise: Just starting
Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005, 10:27pm Subject: Re: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS??
LMAO! I've never heard of this particular kind before. I guess there's a first time for everything though. $75 for 1/4 pound is just a bit steep in my opinion for experimenting so this is one thing that won't be on my Christmas list.
Posted Mon Nov 14, 2005, 9:38am Subject: Re: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS??
From what I've read, I believe the wild civets eat the coffee cherries and poo around the coffee plantations basically randomly. So to get a pound of beans, you basically have a few farmers going around digging up civet poo and looking for beans inside them.
That can't add up to a lot of beans. The novelty and rarity of supply pushes the prices up.
As for the coffee itself. I havn't tried it, but imagine it must smell like its flavored with "Pandan" leaves, which is what the civet and the poo smells like. Basically a very inefficient expensive way to flavor coffee!
I wonder why nobody has tried to make this stuff by feeding coffee to a few pet civets as suggested here? Anyody here care to dig in? ( into poo :) )
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