Did you see the 2007 movie “Bucket List,” staring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman?

In the “Bucket List” there was a unique coffee that Edward Cole (Nicholoson) was very fond of, and it was Kopi Luwak. It is the most expensive and rarest coffee in the world, with its cost being anywhere from $10.00-$50.00 for a cup.

Kopi Luwak is an Indonesian coffee. These coffee beans are not harvested by human hands. They are plucked by wild civets (wild cats of Sumatra).

The civet plucks only the sweetest red coffee berries from robust coffee plants, they eat the fruity exterior, and then swallow the hard center. Inside the civet’s stomach the gastric juices smooth off the edges that makes the coffee bitter. The beans are then excreted. “Coffee Farmers” then find the civet’s dung and separate it from the coffee bean. Then after the outer lining is removed the beans are ready for roasting!

Wild Civet Coffee Bean Droppings

Anybody want to travel to Sumatra? I’ll bet I can get you some of this “great coffee” for less than $600 per LB, as you might find it priced in the U.S.

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