World’s Best “Weasel” Coffee! Bring On The Kopi Luwak! Yes, It’s “Poop Coffee!”

A Palm Civet stands near Arabica coffee cherries in a coffee plantation owned by state plantation firm PT Perkebunan Nusantara XII in Bondowoso, in Indonesia's East Java province June 27, 2009. The fruits are fed to civets bred in cages and their droppings collected to make a brew enriched by the civets' stomachs that sell for as much as $770 a kg in London. Picture taken June 27, 2009. To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-COFFEE/  REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE ANIMALS) - RTR2HLBT

A Palm Civet stands near Arabica coffee cherries in a coffee plantation owned by state plantation firm PT Perkebunan Nusantara XII in Bondowoso, in Indonesia’s East Java province June 27, 2009. The fruits are fed to civets bred in cages and their droppings collected to make a brew enriched by the civets’ stomachs that sell for as much as $770 a kg in London. Picture taken June 27, 2009. To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-COFFEE/ REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA – Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE ANIMALS) – RTR2HLBT

Have A Cup Of Coffee! This Guy Is Making A Fresh Pot!

Don’t be afraid. Yes, I am going to share a cup of coffee that was “harvested” in a very unique way…

weasel coffee

Time For A Nice, Hot Steaming Cup Of Poop! (Coffee That Is…)

First, I have to thank my friend Sabrina Miller, who brought this back to me from her worldwide travel adventure! The fact that she carried “weasel” coffee to me all the way from Vietnam means more than I can express!

Sabrina, I promised my “review”, so here we go! First, how can you NOT love anything labeled as a:

“Premium Weasel Product!”

Premium Weasel Product

Time For A Sip Of Kopi Luwak!

From, let’s discuss what makes this coffee so unique.

These cute animals are known as Civets, and they “make” this coffee in various locations in southeast Asia. It’s known as “Kopi Luwak”, coffee made from beans that have been through the intestinal system of this tree cat!

civet poop coffee

Kopi luwak – or civet coffee, includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet – you see, this animal has exquisite taste in beans, and so only the best ones make it “through the system”, so to speak…

Civet-Coffee-2

Here is how it is official explained:

“Producers of the coffee beans argue that the process may improve coffee through two mechanisms, selection and digestion. Selection occurs if the civets choose to eat cherries. Digestive mechanisms may improve the flavor profile of the coffee beans that have been eaten. The civet eats the cherries for the fleshy pulp, then in the digestive tract, fermentation occurs. The civet’s protease enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet’s intestines the cherries are then defecated with other fecal matter and collected.”

There you go!

A four month old Luwak is tempted by some red coffee beans at the BAS Coffee plantation January 20, 2011 in Tapaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The Luwak coffee is known as the most expensive coffee in the world because of the way the beans are processed and the limited supply.  The Luwak is an Asian palm civet, which looks like a cross between a cat and a ferret.  The civet climbs the coffee trees to find the best berries, eats them, and eventually the coffee beans come out in its stools as a complete bean. Coffee farmers then harvest the civet droppings and take the beans to a processing plant. Luwak coffee is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago, and also in the Philippines.

A four month old Luwak is tempted by some red coffee beans at the BAS Coffee plantation January 20, 2011 in Tapaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The Luwak coffee is known as the most expensive coffee in the world because of the way the beans are processed and the limited supply. The Luwak is an Asian palm civet, which looks like a cross between a cat and a ferret. The civet climbs the coffee trees to find the best berries, eats them, and eventually the coffee beans come out in its stools as a complete bean. Coffee farmers then harvest the civet droppings and take the beans to a processing plant. Luwak coffee is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago, and also in the Philippines.

How Can You Argue With That Face?

As you can see, these Civets are eager to please, and I was eager to try this coffee, and share my “tasting” with you!

weasel coffee

world's most expensive coffee

First thing is to admire the packaging, with the official “WEASEL” logo on top, and a website in Vietnam where the coffee was sold…

Now let’s be honest, I’m just making coffee here, so the process is pretty straightforward…

making cat poop coffee

cat poop coffee review

cat poop coffeee taste test

Time To Sip The “Cat Poop Coffee”…

First, this coffee is rich, so I didn’t need to use much to get a flavorful cup of coffee…the smell is very smooth and chocolate-y, OK no jokes, it is what it is…as for the taste…

John Rieber cat poop coffee test

Terrific Kopi Luwak!

This coffee is terrific! Silky smooth, with absolutely NO bitterness or harshness – it’s a soft, mellow but full-bodied cuppa Joe!

It actually has a rich, thick mouthfeel – and so smooth…I added a bit of milk, since that is how I like my coffee, but I also sipped it plain first, and it was delicious!

cat poop coffeee taste test

My wife, Alex also tried some, and she enjoyed it as well! Michaela, who I work with, was very hesitant at first, but she also enjoyed her cup…so “weasel coffee” was a hit on all fronts!

Thanks again to Sabrina Miller for this great gift – and I also wanted to share this as well: the intrepid reporters at “RocketNews24.com” were also willing to try it!

First, they showed the original of this amazing coffee:

civit coffee

They also had a bunch of great pictures of the tasting, including the beans after “extraction” from the civit, roasted and resting in the sun…

poop coffee beans

As always, you can read their entire tasting review here:

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/10/01/we-try-civet-poop-coffee【taste-test】/

When I was in Tokyo, I got the chance to try some very unusual coffee there:

John Rieber and coffee jelly

Coffee Jelly

Yes, it comes in a can, and if you want to see how it tastes, here is my story:

https://johnrieber.com/2012/12/23/crazy-tokyo-food-coffee-jelly-meat-fish-mix-octopus-bar-almond-fish/

If you like wacky food products, check this out!

wildest food art

Yes, they are making food out of everything these days – check out some of the wildest food art here:

https://johnrieber.com/2014/11/04/the-worlds-wildest-food-art-disgustingly-wacky-food-creations/


Let me know if you’ve tried “Weasel Coffee!”

weasel coffee



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8 replies

  1. I would certainly give this coffee a run, hoping that it doesn’t give me the same back…

  2. Do you really think these civets are not kept in captivity? Do you really think people are scrambling around a coffee plantation looking for little poop Easter eggs? This sounds to me like selling bottles of “wild” coyote urine that’s supposed to keep cats away from your vegetable garden: Nobody’s following those coyotes around with urine collection pans, waiting for them to squat or lift a leg.
    (Just my suspicious animal rights brain at work. Sorry to be Debbie Downer.)

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