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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2005, 9:01am
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b512 Said:

I have a cat that will eat almost anything (and probably coffee berries).
  Anyone want to make a deal? I'll empty the catbox.

Posted December 18, 2005 link

My dog will eat pretty much anything too, she's like a vacuum with fur.  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2005, 9:04pm
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coffeejn Said:

You know if I was a farmer in those regions, I would capture a few of those animals and just keep feeding them the cherry beans.  The markup alone would be interesting...

Seriously, it would be cheaper to take a trip in the region and pickup their crap then buying it from any one... It would make one hell of a story when you serve it to your guest!  Of better yet, just get one as a pet and arrange to get some cherry coffee to be delivered to you every week or so.  Getting the cherries would probably be harder then the animal.

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serious LOL

 
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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2005, 9:06pm
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Stop, you folks are KILLING me...laughing too hard....dangerous at my age...

 
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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2006, 7:12am
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anyone interested in buying kopi luwak? I can collect them from local folks, clean them and roast them.
anybody interested, fell free to email me..
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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2006, 9:05am
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SyncH Said:

anyone interested in buying kopi luwak? I can collect them from local folks, clean them and roast them.
anybody interested, fell free to email me..

Posted February 22, 2006 link

Just a quick question:  Are the "local folks" you are referencing people that have access to the civets, or just "local folks" ...

If it is just local folks, when heck, I can make my own ...

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2006, 2:07pm
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coffeejn Said:

You know if I was a farmer in those regions, I would capture a few of those animals and just keep feeding them the cherry beans.  The markup alone would be interesting...

Seriously, it would be cheaper to take a trip in the region and pickup their crap then buying it from any one... It would make one hell of a story when you serve it to your guest!  Of better yet, just get one as a pet and arrange to get some cherry coffee to be delivered to you every week or so.  Getting the cherries would probably be harder then the animal.

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This just in...

In an attempt to capitalize on the Kopi Luwak fad, a wayward farmer decided he could do the same. First, he loaded in every cherry he could find. Then he eliminated the ability for the cat to eject beans before they were ready. Then he waited.

Word is, the cat is about ready to produce the first load of beans...

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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2006, 4:43am
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coffeegoat Said:

I'd very VERY weary of buying this online or otherwise as I suspect much...

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I find that I am rather weary of ingesting foodstuff which was already ingested by another mammal! Serious LOL!!!!

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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2006, 5:06am
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If you want real Kopi Luak, you'll be spending upwards of $250 - $300/lb.  As a roaster, I've sourced it and found the green(ish) coffee to be very expensive.  If you google Kopi Luak, you'll find one or two sites out there who have genuine Kopi Luak.  Part of the cost is the scientific varification that it has indeed passed through the degestive system of the civit.  If you see it for less than that, there is a good chance it is some "other" processed method.  I've seen it for $78/lb "straight from the source" in Indonesia with free shipping, no less.  I find offers like that very suspect.  We were going to carry it in our line of coffees, but are very concerned about the initial outlay... that's a lot of money! for a small amount of coffee for an even smaller market segment.  Too much risk.

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2006, 2:18am
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hi, guys, I am a 'green bean' here. and been getting into coffee not too long ago. I am dutch, but happen to live in Indonesia for the last 13 years.
been doing some gas oven roasting with green beans I got from a friend of mine, who's parents have a coffee plant (small) in sumatera. Anyway. My parents in law (from java) recently told me about kopi luak and first impression was yachi!!!  but my father in law said it is quite a special taste. Now I read some other comments but I think the reasons for this special kopi luak is not as described before. I have been told that the luak actually only picks certain coffee cherries and digests them. and that makes it special in it's own right. SO it's not like the 'luak' will be able to be fed any coffee cherry by a clever farmer. From what I been reading about coffee processing , this would make part of the taste. I mean the way they are 'skinned' and then processed to get the mucas off. SO the luak picks the beans and digestes them , and hence the beans get 'processed' naturally and then end result is a bean coming out via the pooh. So I am keeping an open mind on this, it's like the luak is a small picking and processing plant by itself. Now since I only heard about this recently, i'll try and get some of these beans somehow. Since I want to be able to comment on their taste. I ben fortunate enough to be able to taste a lot of different indonesian coffees, toraja kalosi (which I picked up fresh roasted last week in a factory in sulawesi (makassar)) sumatera green beans , which I roasted myself and we have starbucks here since a year ofr so SO I have been trying to get some different coffees such as Kenya AA and others.  I have a Saeco royal professional to make my espresso and cappuchino.... I thought I throw in my 2 cents on the kopi luak issue. Hope it will help understanding it.

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2006, 5:19am
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kacang Said:

hi, guys, I am a 'green bean' here. and been getting into coffee not too long ago. I am dutch, but happen to live in Indonesia for the last 13 years.

Posted February 26, 2006 link

Cool! Like seemingly ALL folk form Holland, your English is exemplary...my Dutch is weak/nonexistant. How is it that your are in Indonesia (I note that your spouse is Indonesian) and do you plan to stay indefinately?

kacang Said:

been doing some gas oven roasting with green beans I got from a friend of mine, who's parents have a coffee plant (small) in sumatera. Anyway. My parents in law (from java) recently told me about kopi luak and first impression was yachi!!!  but my father in law said it is quite a special taste. Now I read some other comments but I think the reasons for this special kopi luak is not as described before. I have been told that the luak actually only picks certain coffee cherries and digests them. and that makes it special in it's own right. SO it's not like the 'luak' will be able to be fed any coffee cherry by a clever farmer. From what I been reading about coffee processing , this would make part of the taste. I mean the way they are 'skinned' and then processed to get the mucas off. SO the luak picks the beans and digestes them , and hence the beans get 'processed' naturally and then end result is a bean coming out via the pooh. So I am keeping an open mind on this, it's like the luak is a small picking and processing plant by itself. Now since I only heard about this recently, i'll try and get some of these beans somehow. Since I want to be able to comment on their taste.

Posted February 26, 2006 link

It all, frankly, seems silly to me [see my post above]. If I tried to have an open mind about this, and that (having an open mind) is tough, I would still find the whole too essoteric and too disgusting to be tried.

kacang Said:

I ben fortunate enough to be able to taste a lot of different indonesian coffees, toraja kalosi (which I picked up fresh roasted last week in a factory in sulawesi (makassar)) sumatera green beans , which I roasted myself and we have starbucks here since a year ofr so SO I have been trying to get some different coffees such as Kenya AA and others.

Posted February 26, 2006 link

Interresting. IIUC, we are told here in the USA, that green beans can be stored for up to a couple of years without effect on their roasted taste. My iner voice tells me that everything is better fresh. (Well, OK, fresh roasted beans aren't good until they de-gas - but you get my idea.) Hence, it must be nice to be able to have beans picked up which were just harvested. Uber cool!

Do I assume correctly that you live in Jakarta?

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