Kopi luwak

Kopi luwak, noun (also civet coffee or kape alamid): A coffee rarity: It is produced from the beans of coffee berries eaten and later excreted by the civet (luwak). They are collected and painstakingly washed and cleaned. Kopi luwak has low acidity, a slight woody spiciness and a light cacao finish that is reminiscent of dark chocolate – however, it all depends on which coffee the civet has eaten. It comes from Indonesia and Vietnam (here as well there have been attempts made at synthetic enzyme solutions). It is traded in Europe at extreme prices with roasted beans costing €220 per kilogram. This has led to civets now being kept in cages and fed coffee extracts.