2004-11-25

Litterbox Goldmine

Coffee made from cat droppings

A Dutch online shop is selling coffee made from cat droppings - for £14 an ounce.

Kopi Luwak, or civet cat coffee, is produced by the civet cat in Sumatra, reports Dagblad van het Noorden.

It eats ripe coffee beans which are then hand-picked from its droppings by local people.

The beans are of the highest quality but the work is so intensive that only 500kg is made each year.

Dutch connoisseur Bob Dam, from Groningen, said the coffee has a fine chocolate aroma which tastes delicious at the back of the throat.

"The taste is exquiste but it is too expensive to really enjoy the coffee," he added.

UPDATE: And you can get it here and here. And, for anyone that wants to know everything there is to know about our friend, coffee, click this link.

8 comments:

John Schramm said...

When I heard about coffee beans that were plucked from weasel poop, I thought it couldn't get any worse.

Where do you find this stuff, Jen?

John Rickards said...

If these civet cats are so packed with coffee, couldn't we just ship them over live and then ring them out into a mug for that fresh-squeezed taste...

Jen Jordan said...

Is it the cats that give it the'rich chocolate taste?'

Ack! said...

Eww...Cat-Poop coffee beans...:
(I saw your blog and thought it was pretty cool..so yeah)

John Schramm said...

Cats don't eat chocolate. I would think the coffee would taste like fish...

Jen Jordan said...

I was told of a coffee bean harveted from elephant poop, bit I was unable to verify. That would be quite a task - harvesting beans from a soocer ball sized poop.

Give me the old-fashioned Juan Veldez harvested bean any day....

Anonymous said...

I love coffee. I drink a lot of coffee and I drink it all kinds of ways. And I drink all different kinds.

but this is just wrong. What the hell is the matter with people? Who the F*&K was sitting around watching this cat pooping, and then decided that instead of letting the beans go to waste that they should be used? Who the Hell tried it first?

All the time and energy wasted on this kind of stuff blows my mind. Think of all the things they could be doing to make my life better instead!

Jon

Anonymous said...

If you put a large cookie cutter into the litter box and use scoopable litter could you make shapes? Would these qualify as art or crap?