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IN OMG! ON 27 Oct, 2015
Coffee lovers will always find some cool facts supporting the cause of their love for coffee. While coffee is associated with higher energy and better mental health, it also has the power to bind people in relations. These are all still very well known facts.
However, the extraordinary findings that will blow your mind are the fact that poops tell a lot about your health, poop can also treat you and now you can even drink a coffee made directly out of an animal's poop. Let me tell you in detail about the reason behind the increasing popularity of this weird as well as tasty coffee.
The digested coffee is "defecated" by Asian Palm Civet.
The cats consume the berries which have seeds inside them which are actually the coffee beans.
They say that there are two reasons behind this weird process of coffee formation.
They say that the Sumatran Wild Cats select the best berries to eat and that helps in maintaining the quality of the coffee.
The producers add that the digestion process improves the flavor of the coffee. Enzymes named as Protease seep in the coffee beans inside the stomach.
The caged Civets are forced fed berries and live a life of isolation from their natural habitat. They have to live in very small cages and that too in groups. This leads to poor diet and high mortality rate in them.
Kopi Luwak is one of the world's most expensive coffees in the world costing 700USD per Kg. Only the Black Ivory Coffee costs more than that at 1100USD. A copy of this coffee is sold locally in some areas of Indonesia at as low as 3USD.
Big coffee brands like Starbucks are also receiving a very tough competition from the Kopi Luwak.
It is mainly found in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi Island and some farms of Philippines.
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