Kopi luwak is coffee
made from the waste product of the Asian Palm Civet or 'luwak' as
it is called in Indonesia. The luwak eats the small round coffee
cherries digesting the meat while leaving the seeds, which are in
fact coffee beans, undigested. The coffee beans pass out of the
luwak as waste along with other fruit seeds and anything else that
has not been absorbed.
In nature the contents of the luwak's diet varies with the seasons,
affecting the quantity and quality of kopi luwak. At certain times
of year when coffee is not in season it is diffcult to find any
kopi luwak and any that has not been collected breaks down rapidly
in the tropical climate. Coffee is heavily seasonal so when fruit
is being produced the luwaks have ample to eat; reflected in the
amount of kopi luwak that can be found and resulting in scats (waste)
that are predominantly made up of coffee seeds.
Kopi luwak collected in the peak of the coffee season.
Animalcoffee is the only
company that makes raw, unprocessed kopi luwak available for sale.
If you would like to purchase unprocessed kopi luwak and clean and
roast it for yourself please see the Products
page of the site; instructions on how to clean and prepare raw kopi
luwak can be found here Raw Kopi Luwak Instructions.