Wild Kopi Luwak, Bali

Wild Kopi Luwak, Bali

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Certified as foraged solely from civet cats living in the wild by the Indonesian Government’s Department of Agriculture in Bali. Properly foraged wild Kopi Luwak is only ever available in very small quantities as the process of finding these droppings within large forests is exceptionally time consuming. The beauty of the coffee is that the civets are extremely selective and will only consume perfectly ripe coffee cherries, while the proteolytic enzymes in the civet cat’s digestive track effectively remove any bitterness. This yields a coffee that is classically dark, rich and smooth with natural sweetness and no bitter after taste.
£22.00 per 50g
... / per 6oz Cup A Note on pricing
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Lovely taste, with a very mild aftertaste. If you are wondering whether to have some, do! Have without milk or sugar.

This is one of the best and rarest coffee available it has a smooth velvet texture with no bitter aftertaste

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Climate / Geography

Bali is located approximately 8 degrees south of the equator, this means that the climate is tropical, warm and humid all year around with two main distinctive seasons: Dry Season and Rainy Season. The volcanic soil on Bali provides ideal conditions for coffee growing and the mountain areas increases the rainfall compared to the rain level surrounding the coastal areas.

Technical Information

  • Region: Asia
  • Country: Bali
  • Altitude: 1150-1650
  • Method: Civet processed

Asia

Additional Info

In the 17th century, Indonesia was colonised by the Dutch, who established coffee farms with coffee seedlings brought over from the Yemen. Between 1830 – 1870 during the time of Cultuurstelsel (the traditional revenue system of the Dutch East Indies whereby the farmers were obliged to render tributary payments to the Netherlands treasury in the form of export crops or compulsory labour), the Dutch forbade the native farmers from consuming any of the plantation-cultivated coffee. Because of the prohibition, the farmers resorted to collecting, cleaning, roasting & consuming the forest Luwak-produced beans found in the cats' droppings. The Dutch overseers & plantation owners soon discovered that the locals were on to a good thing, and the rest is history.

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