It's called Kopi Luwak, and it's the most expensive and weirdest coffee in the world

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Is called Kopi luwak and it is the strangest coffee in the world, drinking it will be a real taste experience e of courage.

The very name of the coffee refers to its main raw material or rather to whoever procures it: if Coffee can be translated as coffee, Luwak refers to a small carnivore very similar to an Asian wild cat.


Its diet includes the intake of coffee berries, but also of insects, small mammals, eggs and small reptiles. But what does Luwak have to do with our coffee?


Lmain ingredient of the drink is made from the feces of this animal. Since the Luwak cannot digest the inner berry of the coffee, the digestive enzymes focus only on the outer part, eliminating any trace of bitterness, providing a taste of chocolate and caramel.

The main islands involved in the preparation of this coffee are Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi and for them it is a real fortune. In fact, we are talking about one of the most expensive and delicious drinks in the world, there are many admirers of this product.

In the United States, Europe and Japan, a kilo of Kopi Luwak can also cost dollars 1000, so to try defecated coffee, you could pay as much as $ 70 for a cup.

The high cost of the product also depends on its production, which, as can be easily understood, can become complicated, given the dependence on the physiological needs of the carnivorous animal.


Those who have tried it, however, admit that it is absolutely the best coffee in the world with a truly unique aroma.


However, the production of Kopi Luwak brings to light another problem, namely that of the creation of intensive breeding in Indonesia, small Luwak by companies willing to do anything to create the magical coffee.



Some researchers at the moment are busy trying to reproduce this fantastic drink artificially within the laboratories to make it accessible to all, but also to reduce the exploitation of these animals.

Will they be able to recreate the same intense flavor of Kopi Luwak? We just have to wait and hope.

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