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« on: 20/08/2007 16:05:52 »
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ITN - Monday, August 20 10:39 am
Coffee claimed to be made from seeds found in cat droppings has become a delicacy in Indonesia.

Makers claim they gather undigested seeds from ripe coffee cherries, that have passed through the stomachs of civet cats and use them to make the drink.

It has been suggested enzymes in the animal's stomach break down the proteins in the seeds and give them a bitter taste that enhances the flavour.

The cats are not kept as domestic pets, so the makers claim they have to search for the droppings, making the resulting coffee rare and expensive.

However, the packaging and price of the product advertised online varies wildly, raising suspicions about the claims.

Some reports suggest only 500 kilograms of the coffee is produced every year and 450 grams costs up to 40.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20070820/twl-cat-dropping-coffee-is-hit-41f21e0_1.html
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« Reply #1 on: 20/08/2007 16:29:26 »
I take it that you are referring to Kopi Luwak. 
There is a Wikipedia article on it :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak
I don't know if this one will pass scrutiny (it is a bit commercial) :  http://www.animalcoffee.com/
Same for this :  http://www.sallys-place.com/beverages/coffee/kopi_luwak.htm

« Last Edit: 20/08/2007 16:36:14 by eric l »
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« Reply #2 on: 20/08/2007 16:46:32 »
The "untreated kopi" looks remarkably like a "toffee crisp",
perhaps they should diversify into confectionery [xx(]
http://www.animalcoffee.com/natural.php


I heard that Steven Fry bought some of these coffee beans as a birthday present for Prince Charles,
 so apparently Crappuccino is what you buy for the man who has everything.  [:)]
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« Reply #3 on: 20/08/2007 21:01:00 »
Is it really. IDC its good stuff! LoL.

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« Reply #4 on: 21/08/2007 02:59:12 »
I always thought the Chatahochie was a river in the southern US?
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« Reply #5 on: 21/08/2007 03:27:31 »
The "untreated kopi" looks remarkably like a "toffee crisp",
perhaps they should diversify into confectionery [xx(]
http://www.animalcoffee.com/natural.php


I heard that Steven Fry bought some of these coffee beans as a birthday present for Prince Charles,
 so apparently Crappuccino is what you buy for the man who has everything.  [:)]

LOL LOL LOL...Thats a good one ..LOL  LUWAK COFFEE!!! HEE HEE HEE!

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« Reply #6 on: 21/08/2007 03:30:07 »
CRAPPUCCINO....HEE HEE HEE For the man who has everything! LOL!!

I have another gift for the man who has everything! LOL..

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« Reply #7 on: 22/08/2007 15:59:07 »
I've got a great idea for a Kopi coffee dispenser:
A full size model of a civet cat with coffee delivered from its rear-end by lifting its tail  [:)].
It would look good on the counter at Starbucks. 

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« Reply #8 on: 22/08/2007 16:59:05 »
LOL LOL... Your funny! LOL It would be good for a chuckle in the morning for sure! LOL!

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