Poo-fect bean for the coffee connoisseur

So I was a bit surprised that Marti wasn’t overly excited by the recent present I gave her…

…a bag of Kopi Luwak coffee beans 

I thought it would be a nice way of combining her love of all things dung beetle and coffee.

This special coffee bean must first be ingested by the Sumatran luwak (also known as Asian palm civet). They love to eat the ripest coffee bean berries and after the fruit part has been ingested, the hard bean pops out the other end for local farmers to collect. It can then be roasted the traditional way.

Luwak eating coffee berries
Luwak eating berries Copyright Leendertz under Creative Commons licence – Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Considered the most expensive coffee bean (about $AUD 1 per gram!); it’s obviously one for a true connoisseur to savour. Perhaps an ideal gift for that person who has everything?

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