Luwak coffee in English means civet coffee. This coffee is the most expensive type of coffee beverage in the world for now. Luwak coffee or civet coffee is a type of coffee bean production, not a trademark or franchise. Civet coffee is called Luwak coffee, because “Luwak” is a civet term from a famous coffee producer country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia. Even because this country is famous with it’s coffee production, the world famous computer programming language Java, the idea name is from the name of Java island in Indonesia. The idea came when the creator of Java program are drinking coffee.
From various types of coffee bean production, the most expensive is which called Luwak coffee. One cup of Luwak coffee in the U.S. and European prices are about U.S. $ 50. If purchased in kilograms the price of this Luwak coffee reached U.S. $ 600/kg. That’s just the price of a standard type of coffee beans, of course be more expensive if the brand famous. Luwak coffee became expensive because of two things. First, it’s making process was limited in the world. The second is aroma and taste is so special, not the same as regular coffee.
How Luwak coffee making
Luwak coffee only produced in limited amounts and the process is quite unique. Coffee beans are actually from normal coffee beans like other coffee, but this coffee beans collected from civet droppings that have been eating coffee beans. Naturally, a civet when choosing a coffee beans as a food, they would choose beans are ripe, quality and taste good to them. The selection of these seeds occurs naturally on their instincts.
In the belly of the civet, the coffee beans will be affected by the fermentation process civet enzymes, which according to research can reach 265 degrees Celsius on civet belly. Coffee beans that have been eaten by civets will not be destroyed by civet digested. However, these coffee beans will come out intact along with civet droppings. Coffee beans that are then retrieved and cleaned of dirt and made Luwak coffee bean production.
Limited Luwak coffee production
Because the process is quite complex, combining a natural process of animal instinct and regular coffee-making process, Luwak coffee production was severely limited in the whole world. The result is a Luwak coffee prices to be expensive. Luwak coffee production ability to only 0.20 kg/civet per day. Especially if the coffee beans is collected from civet droppings who live in the wild, there would be little production levels.
That’s why Luwak coffee became the most expensive coffee in the world today. The price of a cup of it can be tens of times higher than the price of regular coffee. However, the fans of Luwak coffee in the world, many who were satisfied with the special aroma and taste. So in conclusion, the expensive price of Luwak coffee is still comparable to the fees payable by those who consume them.