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  • Indonesia kopi luwak is a rare kind of coffee that apparently goes for $30/cup in some fancy Hong Kong hotels.

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  • While Bali Energy waits to start production of a modest 10 megawatts a year, it is exporting vegetables and kopi luwak , coffee beans that are supposed to have complex flavor after being excreted by civets.

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  • A story he wrote about Kopi luwak (coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet then passed through its digestive tract) is still used as reference for many coffee lovers.

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  • Kate Friend for The Wall Street Journal What makes kopi lubak (or luwak) one of the world's most-prized coffees, renowned for smoothness, is not the variety but the processing -- through the digestive tract of a civet, which digests the pulp and excretes the beans.

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  • His coffee seems to go down very smoothly, until he informs me that what I am drinking is actually kopi lubak, more commonly kopi luwak, a rare treat.

    One Hour Out: Bali

  • A department store in London is offering kopi luwak — the legendary varietal coffee consisting of beans harvested from the dung of the palm civet in Indonesia and southeast Asia — at the gut-busting price of £50 (about $99) per cup.

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  • We took a drive way up north to Mount Batur, an active volcano in Kintamani; on the way, we visited a coffee plantation and I took the chance to drink kopi luwak, coffee that's been brewed from beans shat out by a civet cat.

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  • His studies found that kopi luwak drinkers need to be careful to avoid being duped.

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  • Real kopi luwak has a top note of rich, dark chocolate, with secondary notes that are musty and earthy, the scientist said.

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  • Like a forensic scientist reading a bullet's markings, Marcone stares at kopi luwak under an electron microscope, searching for striations that tell him that a civet excreted it.

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  • Um, c_b: two Ps, two Cs. You have to edit your edit of your edit. Just remember: extra consonants! ;-)

    Bilby, I hope you enjoy our earlier discussion. And be sure to buy one of John's crappuccino mugs at the Wordie CafePress store (more info at merch). I'm loving mine.

    There. I've done my shilling for the day. ;-P

    Oh...also see kopi luwak, first added by trivet.

    November 20, 2007

  • Yes, I'm glad someone added this word--there was a long conversation about it once. Bilby, you might be interested in the comments (some of them at least) on Specific Excrement, and also in crappucino. I hope I spelled that right.

    Edit: I didn't. Well, I did for the page with all the comments, but the word (such as it is) should be crappuccino. Sorry reesetee...

    Edit of edit: I did spell it right. Crappuccino is wrong. Sorry bilby...

    Edit of edit of edit: Crappuccino is right. I am a codpiece-pated dolt. Thanks reesetee.

    November 20, 2007

  • Luwak as in Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee. This is made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). The animals gorge on the ripe berries and excrete the partially-digested beans which are then harvested for sale.

    November 20, 2007