Sunday, March 27, 2011

Civet Coffee

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 09:14 AM PDT

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Civet coffee is steeping coffee use coffee beans taken from the remaining dirt mongoose / palm civet. Coffee beans are believed to have different tastes when eaten and passed through the digestive tract mongoose. Notoriety of this coffee in Southeast Asia has long been known, but only became widely known in the gourmet coffee enthusiasts after its publication in the 1980′s. Civet coffee beans is the most expensive in the world, reaching U.S. $ 100 per 450 grams.

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The origin of Luwak Coffee is closely related to the history of the coffee crop cultivation in Indonesia. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Dutch opened the plantation of commercial crops in the colonies in the Dutch East Indies, especially in Java and Sumatra. One of them is arabica coffee seedlings imported from Yemen. In the era of “Planted Forced” or cultuurstelsel (1830-1870), Dutch ban indigenous plantation workers picking fruit coffee for personal consumption, but the locals wanted to try the famous drink coffee. Then the plantation workers eventually find that there is a kind of weasel who likes to eat the coffee fruit, but only the flesh is digested, the epidermis and the coffee beans is still intact and undigested. Coffee beans in the civet droppings are then picked, washed, roasted, ground, then brewed with hot water, then created Luwak coffee. The news about the pleasures of aromatic coffee is finally wafted by the citizens Netherlands plantation owner, then the coffee is a favorite of the rich Dutch. Because of its rarity and the manufacturing process is not common, civet coffee is coffee too expensive since the colonial era.

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Mongoose, weasel or mongoose full, happy to look for fruits that are quite good and cooked, including coffee fruit as food. Civet coffee will choose fruit that really cook a meal, and thereafter, the beans are protected and undigested hard skin will come out with dirt mongoose. Coffee beans like this, in the past often hunted coffee farmers, because it is believed to come from the best coffee beans and has been fermented naturally in the stomach mongoose. And supposedly, this civet coffee taste really different and special among the fans and connoisseurs of coffee.

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