Coffea Arabica Exotica


These days there’s exotic coffee everywhere… In any major city on the west coast it’s hard to get further than a mile away from the closest “artisan cafe”. What makes this coffee sought after or “artisan”? A whole list of things… from high quality green bean buyers to shipping methods, roasting, brewing and of course making your latte look pretty. What most don’t know is that there are some things out there that dwarves the measly 5 dollars you complain about spending on a coffee from the local hot spot.

As hard as it may be to believe, there is coffee out there that will cost you $40-$80 PER CUP! Or $100-$600 per pound. WILD. This coffee is called Kopi Luwak. The beans in Kopi Luwak are meticulously pulled from the byproducts of a rodent/cat-like animal called a Civet, from Southern and South East Asia. The beans are then washed, shipped and roasted. Supposedly, through selection and digestion, the beans, once defecated, are a higher quality, less acidic bean than when ingested by the Civet. Until recently, Kopi Luwak has been known as the most expensive coffee in the world, maxing out at around $700/kg but some competition was bound to pop up. Now you can purchase coffee that has been ingested and discharged by an elephant! Thats right! Black Ivory coffee is claiming to have a smoother and less bitter coffee than Kopi Luwak and will only run you around $1,000/kg. Ironic that the two most expensive and exotic coffees on the market were covered in s**t at some point… hmm…

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