Indonesia’s Rarest and The Most Prestige Coffee In The World.
Civet Coffee or Luwak Coffee comes from the Indonesian Island of Java, Bali, and Sumatra, an area well known for its excellent coffee. Also native to the area is a small civet-like animal called a Paradoxurus. That’s the scientific name, the locals call them luwaks.
These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy’s stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system, and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee.
The coffee is so unique because the beans pass through the digestive tract of the Luwak or Civet which lives naturally in the forest surrounding the coffee plantations. During the digestive process, enzymes act on the beans to soften the acidity and reduce the earthy tones while building the body and the deep unique flavour of the coffee beans.