WHERE DID YOU SAY THAT COFFEE CAME FROM?!
Sweet Mother of God -
I drank coffee that came out of an animals ass.

Don't believe me watch this clip - it explains it all - and you might just laugh until you cry!
Yes, I knew before I drank it.

Here is the Luwak.
He looks so sweet and innocent.
One would never know by just looking at him that he shits coffee beans.
Here are the beans in their various stages.
All looks pretty normal in the drying process:
Until you look closer at this one basket of coffee beans.
Coffee beans that have come out the backside of a Luwak.
They offered this up for us to touch.
We all declined.
Well, Hubby may have handled it.
I'm not sure.
My brain was still wrapping itself around what I was about to do. 
After it is nicely dried they pick the beans from the poo.
BY HAND.
(Man I hope they wear gloves.)
Then the roasting starts.
The entire process is done old school - by hand over an open fire.
And this sweet little old lady grinds the beans.
(I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to get in a fight with her - even though she is small I'm sure she could take me down.)
This is a civet espresso machine, I think.
 I want to buy one, however I cannot find one to buy online ANYWHERE. 
If you come across one please let me know.
I'm kicking myself for not buying one while at this plantation.
I  didn't want it because it was gold.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?
Here comes our fresh cup of Kopi Luwak.
Cheers!
I'll admit, I was a bit nervous - you can read it in my eyes.
BUT HOLY MOTHER OF ALL THINGS GOOD.
This was the best damn 'cup of joe' I have every had!
100% smooth, no acidic taste at all.

Kopi Luwak, you have won me over.
Now if I could just win the lottery so I could afford to drink you every day....
Mischa
5/2/2013 12:14:57 pm

Would love to try it, too!

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Beverly
5/2/2013 12:32:34 pm

This had to be your best post EVER!!!

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Kathie
5/3/2013 08:45:32 pm

That is just gross!!!!!

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MIL
5/4/2013 08:15:16 am

OMG...never heard of this coffee before, You're brave! Bucket List, one of my favorite movies, guess I missed this part.

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Kelly
5/6/2013 10:49:38 pm

Loving all these Bali pics! Gorgeous. And strangely jealous of your monkey poo coffee drinking experience! (Or whatever the hell that animal is.) Who the heck was the first person to decide that was coffee worthy?!

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Clarissa
2/24/2014 08:37:47 pm

I loved that part of the movie. This made me laugh this morning as I'm drinking my regular non-poo coffee, at your before face, and I think that is your hubbys after face !?

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Aimee
5/12/2014 05:32:56 pm

I have had a LUWAK COFFEE that expired March 28th 2014, that was given to me last weekend at the Seoul Folk Flea Market! I want to taste it, but as I say for the people that eat bugs, "You have a leg in your Teeth"! Do I go for it and drink the expired Luwak Poo, or not? :)

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