Kopi Luwak… A MUST TRY (At least) ONCE COFFEE!!
There’s a bit of a story about Kopi Luwak. It takes its name from its Indonesian origin, Kopi meaning coffee and the Luwak Civet cat from Sumatra when it was first discovered by some ingenious farm workers in the 19th century. Forbidden from taking from the coffee harvest, these workers noticed that civet droppings near the plantations still contained whole coffee beans and that once removed from the droppings, these beans could be brewed and savoured just like any other coffee. It’s now favoured as one of the world’s finest. This is the coffee Jack Nicholson drinks in the film “The Bucket List”
There’s been some bad press about the civet cats and how they are treated and force fed in the production of Kopi Luwak. To reassure you, I only buy my Kopi Luwak from an industry trusted friend, Joseph, who has meticulously visited each farm to confirm the animals' welfare. We support these small, trusted farms where the Civet cats are treated with freedom and kindness. So, if you haven’t tried this, it’s an absolute must, and you can try it without any concern for the Luwaks in Sumatra. We would urge you to think long and hard as buying this coffee from another source will encourage this practice of battery farming.
Our coffee is fully certified, so we know where it has come from and that the civet cats are not battery farmed.
For those of you that have not seen "The Bucket List", or need a refresher, the story revolves around two terminally ill men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) who create a list of things to do before they die.
The men meet in a hospital room where they are roommates. Jack Nicholson's character drinks a fancy coffee called Kopi Luwak. Morgan Freeman gives him a hard time about drinking the fancy Kopi Luwak coffee, and says he prefers normal coffee. As the men are creating their bucket list, Morgan Freeman's character adds "Laugh until I cry" as an entry…. This is something to try… something that you can say you have done!
A Civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In the digestive tract, the Civets proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a Civet's intestines the beans are then defecated (the reason why it's known as cat poop coffee!), keeping their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness.
If you are looking for an exclusive, high quality coffee bean, why not try our Hawaiian Kona or Jamaican Blue Mountain both of which are sure to please your taste buds.
WHAT YOU WILL receive
All our single origin coffees are freshly roasted by us at our traditional family-run coffee roastery in rural Kent. Following your order, you will receive a bag of coffee that is very much a premium product, where the aromas and flavours will be exceptionally delicious, and remarkably better than what you may be used to from the supermarket.
ABOUT BREWING THIS COFFEE
This coffee works fantastically well in all brewing equipment, including espresso / cappuccino machines, cafetiere pots, paper / metal filter brewers, and Turkish brewers.
Region – Gayo Highlands ; Bener Meriah, Berewang Dewal
Growing Altitude – 1100-1500 metres above sea level
Arabica Variety – Arabica Various
Typical Harvest Period – All year round Peaks in March/April/September/October
Milling Process – Semi washed
Aroma – Caramel
Flavour - Fermented plumb with dark chocolate and hazelnuts
Body – Full bodied
Acidity – Low
Nutty and rich with delicious with hints of caramel and chocolate. Incredibly smooth.
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So I tried this in Bali on mine and my wifes honeymoon, at that point I didn't really like coffee but was one of those "You got to try it" situations.
Many years after that I have grown to love coffee and have become a bit of a coffee snob so I asked for some of this for fathers day so this time I could appreciate it.
It's great, its not an everyday drink I would consider that a waste. It's one that you make and consciously drink instead of just mindlessly sipping .
I am a black coffee man, adding milk to this still makes it a very nice coffee but not a lot different to a good coffee with milk. If you do have milk and or cream with coffee get something else from the CoffeeBeanShop that is not so pricey as you won't really appreciate this to it's full by adding milk or cream.
Full bodied and very aromatic, I would highly recommend it.
I think this is going to become my every now and then treat.......maybe more now than then.
Also got a big bag of Jamaican blue mountain and a small mystery bag free with the order, thanks guys.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By James Lambert
Date: Friday 26 June, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi James,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our wonderful Kopi Luwak. Magnificently summed up! A real must try coffee.
The Bean Team.
I heard stories about kopi luwak coffee and i came across the coffee bean shop so after looking at the web page i felt alot better that where they get there beans is all certified and good. So i orderd my first bag (pre ground) and WOW i was blown away. Ok it not the cheapest per 125g but well worth price and i can say it is now my prefered coffee and i dont shsre it either it far to nice i shall be buying every month from now i think. I highly reccommend it i promise it is worth it. My delivery was quick and they evan wrote a note so it makes it alot personal knowing that im not just a number but im a valued customer and knowing what i orderd makes it well awsome thank you the coffee bean shop. 5 stars all day longRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By John Longstaff
Date: Friday 01 May, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi John,
Thank you for sharing your review.
Kopi really is a must try coffee, a really beautifully smooth taste, we're so pleased you loved it (& not surprised you don't want to share).
Stay safe and well.
Best wishes The Bean Team.
I was given this coffee as a birthday treat and what a treat it was!
Very smooth, silky and rich. Beautifully balanced taste, without any trace of bitterness.
Superb!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By John Lee
Date: Thursday 30 April, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi John,
Thank you for sharing your review.
What a lovely birthday treat, I couldn't describe Kopi any better- it really is everything you've described. We're thrilled you loved it as much as we do.
Stay safe and well.
Best wishes, The Bean Team.
Amazing coffee even though abit expensive for everyday drink.perfectly smooth without the bitterness a must try for anyone that's right into their coffeeRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Daniel Bryant
Date: Monday 27 May, 2019
Kopi Luwak. Our twice a year treat,Best coffe ever, Smooth. full flavour, No bitter after taste, A must try. Well worth the money.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Phil Booth
Date: Saturday 29 December, 2018
Brillient coffee,no bitter after taste, Well worth yhe money.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Phil Booth
Date: Sunday 26 November, 2017
The experts say to appreciate this unique bean it has to be black,avoid milk and sugar.Tried it black and it was bitter and not especially unusual but added milk and sugar and it now tastes unlike anything else I've drunk.It's a very pleasant addictive nutty flavour with no bitterness whatsoever.Will certainly buy it again soon.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Craig Benson
Date: Thursday 21 September, 2017
Amazing coffee soo much flavour almost like your eating the beans without any bitterness at all thats the main thing you will notice with kopi luwak, i would recommend to make this coffee as you would normally make one, i tried it as recommended with no sugar or cream but i didn't like it as i dont normally drink my coffee like that but thats just me so i made a cappuccino as thats what i like and tastes amazing, best coffee ive ever had but with it being a premium coffee i will buy for special occasions, this is a must try ðŸ˜‰Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Rhys Jose
Date: Sunday 06 August, 2017
Oh my word !!
This coffee is truly amazing, smoky, rich, smooth & simply delicious ! Beautifully balanced !
It's a must try, you will not regret it ! Totally worth every penny, its my treat after my sunday night shift, what a way to start the week. Absolute bliss, heaven in a china mug !
Thank you for making this available to us you lovely lovely people !Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Amanda Disney
Date: Saturday 04 March, 2017
I bought this coffee for the novelty value, for my coffee-loving wife, for Christmas. I know nothing bout coffee; preferring Tea...
I can honestly say... This coffee is delicious! Jack Nicholson was right all along!!
My wife and all our friends have loved a cup of "Cat-Poo-Coffee" after recent dinner parties. It really has proved popular with all!
I can seriously see why this coffee is so sought-after. Well worth the premium price. I think I may have been converted to a coffee lover. (even if it is cat poop) ðŸ˜Š
Happy Wife - Happy Life
Be smart. Buy this coffee ðŸ‘Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Clifford Wiggett
Date: Friday 29 January, 2016
I tried this out of curiosity having seen the bucket list and heard how much it was per cup in fancy restaurants. I must admit i was very impressed. Very smooth and quite strong but with no bitterness at all.
Would recommend to anyone. I 'spiked' my friends as they werent keen to try cat sh1t as they call it but they all loved it and were shocked when i revealed what it was.
Will defintely buy again and the service from the coffeebeanshop was second to none. Arrived next working dayRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Chris Wallace
Date: Sunday 23 August, 2015
Espresso was beautiful, but personally I find that this coffee stands out in a double shot americano. Bold flavour with a full body, and minimal to no bitterness (make sure to warm your espresso cups beforehand!). I'm happy with this purchase.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Juan Rodriguez
Date: Sunday 23 August, 2015
I bought this as a "try once" when I retired. It is amazing - strong but smooth and not at all bitter. Too expensive for an every day coffee, but one I intend to buy for special occasions.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Peter Price
Date: Friday 14 August, 2015
A must try once coffee, indeed.
I tried it as an espresso and was blown away. Amazingly delicate flavours for an espresso, with no bitterness.
I usually drink long blacks, finding espresso too bitter, but not with this.
I'm looking forward to trying it long.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Daniel Rickard
Date: Friday 17 July, 2015
This coffee is surprising, it's beautiful, flavoursome and rich yet there is no bitterness whatsoever. It's like drinking coffee with milk..... Without milk!! I drink mine black with no sugar and I don't think"this needs sugar". 100 grams isn't going to last me a very long time at all :(Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Dean Moncaster
Date: Tuesday 25 November, 2014
I can definitely understand why this is an expensive coffee having spent the last 2 years experimenting all various coffee beans from around the world. It's a strong blend but ever so smooth without the bitter/zingy after taste but does leave a very nice taste at the back of your tongue (which is very hard to explain :) ) but is very addictive and makes you want to drink more! if only i won the lottery!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By michael cheung
Date: Friday 21 June, 2013
This coffee is exceptional. The taste, the lack of bitterness, the smooth finish, everything is perfect. I cannot praise it enough but be warned if you try it you will want it again and again! Best coffee there is.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By steve taylor
Date: Friday 25 January, 2013
I like your coffee very much. It has delivered to my city very fast. Now I am your worshipper.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Nafisa Mukhtarova
Date: Thursday 10 May, 2012