Origin and Plantation
This very special coffee, also called «cat coffee», comes from the Island of Java in Indonesia. It consists of coffee beans, which were eaten and then excreted by a particular species of civets. «Kopi» is the Indonesian name for coffee and «Luwak» is the term for this weasel-like, nocturnal tree dweller, which feeds from the fruit pulp of the coffee cherries. The indigestible coffee beans, on the other hand, are naturally fermented by the enzymes of these animals, creating the popular dark and full flavour. And thus, these thoroughly cleansed and delicately roasted beans enthuse a growing fan base around the world.
Character and Taste
Due to its lower protein content, the Kopi Luwak is significantly less bitter than other coffee varieties. Its spicy, full flavour is syrup-like and offers delicate hints of dark chocolate flavours with some slight wooden notes. Its aftertaste impresses with a light acidity.