Kopi Luwak – The Most Expensive Coffee In The World (9 Photos)

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The word “Kopi” is the Indonesian word for coffee and “Luwak” is the local name of the Asian Palm Civet which is found in tha islands of Sumatra. Generally it has a thick texture, the taste and aroma of this can vary depending upon the levels on which the coffee beans are roasted. Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive and low production variety of coffee.
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)

Its plantation is located on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi. This coffee is made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the animals called as the Asian Palm Civet, and then this is passed through their digestive tract. This animals generally eat these berries for their fleshy pulp and these beans passes through their intestines and then they are defecated, keeping them in shape.
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)
And After gathering, thoroughly washing, drying in the sun light and roasting, these beans get an aromatic coffee with less bitterness.
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)
In this image you can see that the farmers are harvesting the fruits of the coffee tree. These coffee berries are collected in a very traditional manner after which they are fed to the Civet.
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)
Retail price per pound of the coffee varies from 100 to 600 dollars.
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)
The supply of this coffee is very limited. Every year the market gets only 1000 pounds of this. In a small coffee shop near the Australian city of townsville, this type of coffee is served for Australian dollar 50 $ dollars a cup which is about $ 33 U.S Dollars.
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)
The Coffee fruits are kept on the trays to be eaten by the Civet.
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)
Employees gather this beans for final washing and drying. During drying reducing the size of the product does not occur.
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)
Kopi Luwak- The Most Expensive Coffee in the World (9 Photos)
Info Source: wikipedia.org