Roasting Kopi Luwak Coffee for a Fundraiser on Saturday Night

Posted by Eric, 2013-04-04 16:28:16

This coffee is the rarest coffee in the world selling for over $400/lb. Kopi Luwak is made form coffee beans that have been eaten by a small tree-dwelling animal, the Asian Palm Civet. Ripe cherries are the favorite fruit of the Luwak which lives on the Island of Sumatra in Indonesia. The civet chooses only the ripest and sweetest berries. After the Luwak swallows the berries, they ferment in the digestive system where a unique combination of stomach enzymes breaks down the proteins in the coffee. The inner beans are passed intact, still encased in their protective hulls. They are collected, dried and lightly roasted to preserve their complex flavor. Coffee and information 100% percent Kopi Luwak certified P.T. Coffindo, a member of the Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters. Cant wait to try it at the fundraiser, proceeds go to the Runaway Bay Jamaica United Church Youth Center.