Kopi Luwak - Most expensive coffee | Picture heavy

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Kopi Luwak - Most expensive coffee | Picture heavy

Postby auhckw » Sep 8th, '10, 11:54

Kopi Luwak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak
Coffee from poop :?

Initially before deciding to taste it, there is the 'fear factor' in me. But from the aroma of beans being grinned, I just couldn't resist but to taste the poop :roll: The roasted beans smells good and no poop smell. The coffee tasted bitter strong with good aroma. I liked it black without sugar and milk. Real hardcore taste.

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Postby alan logan » Sep 8th, '10, 13:07

the WP page says:
"After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee..."

thorough washing, what relief :wink:

After all it is but a living manufacture that is used. Very clever. And you are a Knight Taster on his white horse :wink:

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Postby nickE » Sep 8th, '10, 13:08

This is really interesting, always wanted to try it.

Thanks for sharing!

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Postby ABx » Sep 8th, '10, 18:21

There's a couple of these types of coffee; I know there's another that goes through some type of lizard in the Amazon(?) as well.

I'd be curious to try it (between washing and roasting, I would feel pretty comfortable), as long as I didn't have to pay a fortune to do so. I've also always wanted to try the really high-quality coffee that some people go on and on about.

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Postby TwoPynts » Sep 8th, '10, 19:46

ABx wrote:...I've also always wanted to try the really high-quality coffee that some people go on and on about.


Pure and fresh Jamaican Blue Mountain and 100% Kona Coffee are simply amazing.
:mrgreen:

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Postby iannon » Sep 8th, '10, 20:27

TwoPynts wrote:
ABx wrote:...I've also always wanted to try the really high-quality coffee that some people go on and on about.


Pure and fresh Jamaican Blue Mountain and 100% Kona Coffee are simply amazing.
:mrgreen:

the 100 percent Kona gets my vote! I used to live in hawaii and drank it all the time there..i cant really get anything but konda blends here

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Postby IPT » Sep 8th, '10, 21:02

Hey! Wait a minute! This is a tea forum! Grrr! How dare you mention coffee here! :lol:

I'm just kidding. Every single day, when people see me drinking tea, they always say, "but I thought westerners only drank coffee!"

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Postby theory » Sep 9th, '10, 02:25

Perfect post for those who think coffee tastes like s**t :wink:

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Postby TwoPynts » Sep 9th, '10, 10:59

iannon wrote:...the 100 percent Kona gets my vote! I used to live in hawaii and drank it all the time there..i cant really get anything but konda blends here


Me too. You CAN order it, but there is no telling how fresh it is and you pay an arm and a leg.

This "poop" coffee seems a bit gimmicky, but I've never tried it so who am I to say. I've had Ganoderma "mushroom" coffee though, and thought it wasn't bad.

http://www.ganobrand.com/

I can't vouch for the health benefits, but it couldn't hurt, right? :wink:

http://www.medicinalmushroomcoffee.com/

...Okay, back to tea, poop tea. :lol:

http://www.pu-erh.net/poopoopuerh.html

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Postby Marco » Sep 9th, '10, 15:18

Everyone should know of it since "The bucket list" with two of the greatest actors.
You didn't tell us how it did taste? Was it any good? A better coffee than you knew before?

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