The Most Expensive Coffee is Made From Cat Scat

By Leendertz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Leendertz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

My son was watching an old Vsauce video and one thing in particular caught my attention. I’m currently fascinated with finding the perfect coffee (perfect meaning cost, ease of production, and of course taste) to make my morning latte. The video’s host, Michael, announced the most expensive coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak. According to the Wikipedia page this is “coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet.” Yes, you heard right, this is coffee derived from animal poop! Seems that when the Civets eat the coffee beans, something magical happens to them in their digestive system. The flavor is enhanced and made smoother, less bitter. Once the animals finish their “process,” the natives gather the deposits, wash away the non-coffee parts and then roast the resulting beans. Looks like the cost of a 12 ounce bag of this stuff runs about $250. Maybe I need to find one of these critters for a pet. Sounds sort of like the goose that laid…

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