Minggu, 10 Oktober 2010

Have You Ever Tried Kopi Luwak?


Kopi Luwak, AKA Civet Coffee one of the rarest and most expensive coffees in the world. It’s made from coffee cherries that were eaten and passed through the digestive tract of the Civet, a cat like animal. The civets eat the cherries, but the beans pass through their system undigested. The cherries are then collected, cleaned and roasted.

If you have tried it, what did you think of it?

Before I won a bag of Rocket Fuel Coffee Kopi Luwak earlier this year from Coffee Cup News, I never thought that I would drink it. I’ll admit that it does sound a little disgusting. However, the cleaning and roasting process purifies it and by the time it makes it to the coffee cup, it’s perfectly safe to drink. Call me weird, but I thought it was a delicious too. Read my review of Kopi Luwak.

Last week’s question was “Pick Your Roast?”

All week long Medium Roast had a dominating lead, but literally over night, Dark Roast came from behind to tie it. Each choice received 38% of the vote.

Light Roast finished last with 24% of the vote.

I was surprised that medium roast had such a lead the whole time. Many of you guys, the readers of Daily Shot Of Coffee mention your fondness of dark roasts in the comments, on Facebook and Twitter often. It looks like all the dark roast fans just waited until the last night to vote.

Rabu, 06 Oktober 2010

Perfect Kopi Luwak bean

Beautiful kopi luwak beans
Perfect Kopi Luwak beans

Philippines kopi luwak coffee Alamid
The shy civet selecting his dinner

As seen in the New York Times! Read the article here (opens a new window).

The rare and exotic Kopi Luwak (often translated as civet coffee) is renowned all around the world for its incredibly delicious, subtle, lingering flavor and exceptional smoothness.

Kopi Luwak, or Civet Coffee, is "processed" by the Indonesian Civet, who populates the coffee-growing areas and comes out nightly to feast on only the ripest of the coffee cherries. The beans do not digest and are collected daily by farmers, who thoroughly sanitize the beans, and then dry them in the sun. Then the beans are roasted and vacuum packed for shipping.

Genuine Kopi Luwak coffee beans release hidden flavor compounds from the beans that are never accessed by regular roasting and brewing. These wonderful, locked-away flavors are released because of the natural enzymes of the civet.

Although the coffee is expensive per pound, a cup of home-brewed civet coffee actually costs less than an average cup of brewed coffee bought at a café like Starbucks. Our direct personal relationship with the producers allow us to offer one of the world's greatest culinary treasures at an exceptional value! We are the only website in the world, that we can verify, selling multiple bean species of Kopi Luwak from several different producers.

As with all our products, we stand behind our Kopi Luwak and absolutely guarantee its quality and authenticity. We have been dealing in Southeast Asian coffee for years and we take great pride in our spotless reputation. Our Kopi Luwak is guaranteed 100% genuine and delicious civet coffee. We ship all civet coffee with suggested brewing instructions and information about the source.

Brewing Civet Coffee: Kopi Luwak can be prepared in any regular coffee machine, or in a Vietnamese-style Phin filter, which brews a single cup of intense coffee at a time (more about Phins here). We include guidelines on using your home coffeemaker to brew delicious Kopi Luwak, as well as a free Phin filter with instructions, so you can try that method, too. In essence, civet coffee can be brewed like an ordinary coffee - but the