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Kopi Luwak Coffee - Indonesia $1000/Kilo

Its name in Indonesian means "civet coffee", making reference to the animal responsible for producing this rarity. Civets are a kind of cat, from the viverridae family, which feeds from ripe coffee beans. These live in Polynesia and the southern part of Asia and Africa. The coffee beans goes down the digestive tract of the civet, where enzymes work on it, fermenting it and thus reducing its bitter taste. Once extracted, beans are collected by countrymen who wash them and lightly toast them to avoid altering the subtle flavors that were created during the process.