Kopi Luwak : The most expensive coffee


Kopi luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee, and it is made from coffee beans that are partially digested by the civet, a catlike animal. Asian palm civets consume coffee berries as one of their primary food sources. The eaten berries passing through a unique process in the digestive tract of Luwak, which enhances the overall flavor profile and gives these coffee beans its more delicious, aromatic, and unique taste.
Then, the undigested coffee berries are collected and undergoes processes such as washing, drying, peeling of the outer crust, and roasting, as in standard coffee production. The kilogram price of the product varies between $ 300 and one thousand dollars, depending on the production processes and quality. There have been several attempts to replicate the digestive process of civets in the laboratory to upscale the production of Kopi Luwak due to its increasing intercontinental popularity.