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Sunday, May 28, 2006

What is the Most Expensive Coffee in the World?


Kopi Lowak, reputed to be the most expensive coffee in the world. While price can vary, Kopi Lowak (which translates as "Civet coffee") can sell for as much as $50 per quarter-pound. Palm civets are nocturnal, tree-dwelling animals, that have a love of coffee beans, which they eat whole, but only digest the outer fruit, leaving the bean intact...while the beans have not been destroyed, they have undergone a transformation while in the digestive tract...the beans retrieved from civet droppings have a unique flavor all their own. It's strictly limited availability would virtually guarantee a high price, even if the coffee were unremarkable. As it is, Kopi Lowak is reported to have a character unlike any other coffee, complex with caramel undertones and an earthy or gamey flavor.

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