Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kopi Luwak - Pea Berry Coffee

Tonight I had a very interesting coffee drink experience. A friend has just returned from Bali and he brought back Kopi Luwak which is from the North Central Area. So what makes this coffee so special? Well the Pea Berry's are eating by a civit like animal called Paradoxurus and whilst in their stomach undergo a type of fermentation. The animal then excretes the bean which is left after digestion and these are collected by the locals, washed thoroughly and then ground. So what was it like? Well it is a very smooth coffee with a nutty flavour. Pretty mellow, although our cups were not as strong as they could have been. On the nose is slightly pungent, but certainly not unpleasant. Would I drink this again? Yes I would, it certainly is a full bodied but smooth coffee which goes well in the later part of the evening.

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