Kopi Luwak - Understanding What Are You Paying For
Who would think to (or even want to) collect and roast beans out of animal feces? Perhaps a native figured it was easier to collect the coffee beans from the ground this way, rather than having to work harder and pick them from the trees? We'll likely never know.
But because of the strange method of collecting, there isn't much Kopi Luwak coffee produced in the world.
The average total annual production is only around 500 to a maximum of 1000 pounds of green coffee beans.
The roasting process reduces the volume up to 20%.
Many kopi luwak sources in the market now come from instant poop luwak farms in Java.
It is sad to know that these wild animals are being trapped and captured, then forced to eat second and third grade coffee cherries inside small wooden cages.
The luwak animals should be left alone and free in the wild to do their own things, not being caged for any commercial purposes.
The coffee isn't that spectacular and not truly worth so much money.
You are paying for the experience of enjoying such an unusual and rare delicacy.
The coffee produced from any caged luwak farms, will not give you the true meaningful experience.
The reason why kopi luwak coffee so unique is from this animal's ability to pick only the best ripest coffee cherries, which no human could duplicate.
Just something to think about.