@Regranned from @dp4k.m - KOPI LUWAK - THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE COFFE
Kopi luwak is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago. It has a certain repulsive charm. A shy cat-like wild animal called the palm civet or also known as civet cat wanders out of the Sumatran jungle at night onto a coffee plantation and selects only the finest, ripest coffee berries to eat. Only it can’t digest the stone (the coffee bean) and craps them out, its anal glands imparting an elusive musky smoothness to the eventual resultant roasted coffee.
This is the reason kopi luwak is also called cat poop coffee or civet cat coffee. The feces of this cat is collected, processed and sold as kopi luwak. The short supply, in comparison with the high demand, the different taste and the uncommon production methods define the value of kopi luwak – the most expensive coffee in the world. It sells for around $30-100 per cup in New York City and London, while 1 kg of roasted beans can fetch as much as $130 in Indonesia and five times more overseas.
Due to the lucrative by-product high global demand, civet cats are caged in horrifying conditions away from their families and with little or no room to move around.
The lengths humans go for profit is unreal!
Info by Wikipedia
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