Civet Coffee, Expensive and Rare, with no Aftertaste!

Thu, May 13, 2010

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One of the first things many of us ingest on a day to day basis is a cup of coffee. There are people out there that make coffee their life either by ways of a job, or in search of the perfect brew. Most of the rare coffees are up there on the list of the best coffee, but the most expensive in the world and thought to be the best by many coffee connoisseurs, is civet coffee.

This coffee is rare, so rare that it costs hundreds of dollars per pound. But what makes this coffee so unique is the fact that apparently it has no aftertaste.  This is due to the fact that the coffee beans are first eaten by civets, a nocturnal and furry cat like creature that lives in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines.  The coffee beans are fermented in the animals stomach before it passes the bean which is indigestible.

The taste is said to be “smooth, chocolaty and devoid of any bitter aftertaste.”  Though because of the price of such coffee, there can be false civet coffee about. True civet coffee is said to have lost their natural sweetness and are rough in texture.

A good cup of coffee is a great way to start the morning, but some of us would like to keep the bitter aftertaste we’ve grown accustomed to!

Source by New York Times
Photo by wdlindmeier

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One Response to “Civet Coffee, Expensive and Rare, with no Aftertaste!”

  1. Bonnie Says:

    I prefer FOLGERS above all other coffees that I have tried.

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