One of my fiancé's coworkers brought a rare gift from abroad: Kopi Luwak
It's a coffee that consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet, which kind of looks like a cat:
It's one of the most expensive coffee in the world, and a rare variety of coffee. So we were really eager to taste it.
I prepared everything, and because it's such a rarity, I didn't want to just use the coffee machine, but instead my Italian Bialetti Moka Express.
I learned from James Hoffmann how to use it in the best way, and you should too:
I filled up the basket.
I put it on the gas and waited until the water boiled by avoiding the bubbling phase.
Then I put it into my colorful coffee mug.
But now you wonder how amazingly it tasted. Here are my notes I took while drinking:
- No sourness
- Some bitterness
- No fruitiness
- Weak smell
All in all, extremely underwhelming. On top of that it doesn't have a roast or any other date anywhere on the package, so it might just have been very old.
But it had a cool zipper like mechanism to close it once you opened it and used some.
[update:] Someone mentioed that James Hoffmann has a interesting video about the history and background of Kopi Luwak, and he's description is pretty similar to mine: James Hoffmann - Kopi Luwak/Civet Poop Coffee: Disgusting or Delightful?