True or false?
False: The most expensive coffee in the world does not come from Jamaica, but instead, from Indonesia.
The World’s Most Expensive Coffee Is Kopi Luwak
Kopi Luwak coffee, also known as Indonesia Palm Civet Coffee, Animal Coffee, or Cat Coffee, comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well known for its excellent coffee. Also native to this area is a small civit-like animal called Paradoxurus, known to the locals as luwaks. These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red ripe coffee cherry. These animals eat the cherries, bean and all. Once in the little guy’s stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean then finishes its journey through their digestive system and exits, stage rear. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee.
The result is Kopi Luwak coffee that is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavor that subtly hints of caramel & chocolate. Other terms used to describe the taste are exotic, earthy and musty.