Saturday 25 April 2009

Speciality Coffee-break…?

Those of us upping our coffee intake due to market pressures may be interested to know that a sometimes instinctive reaction, even in upmarket establishments, that the coffee 'tastes like gnat's* p...' may be closer to the truth than was thought…..
Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee is coffee made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, a cat-sized mammal). The civets eat the berries, but the beans inside pass through their system undigested. This process takes place on the islands of Sumatra, Java, in Indonesia, and was featured in the movie The Bucket List. (More on Kopi Luwak?)
* My thanks to 'anonymous' for pointing out typo (I was using 'knat' instead of 'gnat'), and sincere apologies to 'knats' everywhere...... see comments below

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you mean Gnat!