Kopi Luwak - The most expensive coffee from civet feces
The most expensive cup of joe, in the minds of many coffee drinkers, is a $4 coffee at Starbucks .
But for serious coffee connoisseurs, people who are looking for a world-class drink rather than a “gourmet” cup, the top fare is made from the highest-quality beans in the world.
You wouldn’t dare add milk or sugar to coffee of this caliber–it would compete with the beans’ natural sweetness, and distinct flavors and aromas.
It is Kopi luwak.
Kopi luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee. The main factor of it’s high price is the uncommon method of producing such a coffee. It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by a certain Indonesian cat-like animal called then palm civet or also civet cat. This is the reason kopi luwak is also called cat poop coffee or civet cat coffee. The feces of this cat will be collected, finished and sold as civet coffee.
In America, every cup of civet coffee is priced about 30 USD. Restaurants Lobby Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong sold for HK $ 165, the equivalent of 21 USD a glass. The restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel in France selling civet coffee, a glass of 30 USD.