Popularity Is Dangerous – Legendary Kopi Luwak Coffee – Exploiting Animals!


Luwak Coffee – the world most expensive coffee


Yes, this is it… the valuable product from Asian palm civets


The three phases of Kopi Luwak Coffee – the fecal matter of cibets – cleaned coffee cherries – and roasted coffee beans


Coffee beans roasting


Final step – coffee grinding


The most expensive coffee has its own preparation ritual in coffee syphon


Civets are wild animals and their diet is variable


While in captivity they often have unilateral diet leading to health problems


The life in captivity also reflects on the mental state of the animals


Asian Palm Civet in cages

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