Cat News: Wake Up and Smell the Expensive Cat Poo Coffee

You thought Keurig coffee was java cool?  How about Civet stool coffee? Yup, the little cat-like critter eats the coffee bean fruit and poops out the beans. The acid in the civet’s belly is supposed to mellow the flavor of the coffee.  The beans are collected from the poo, roasted and shipped to the US.  This $30.00 a cup “Treat” was recently taste tested on NYC streets.

Civets selecting the beans to "Process"...where is Juan Valdez when you need him? Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Civet poo ready to be ground and roasted! Photo:by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

The NY Daily News ran the test and this is what people had to say:

“It tastes earthy, musty. I try to be partial, but when I think where it comes from, I can smell the feces,” Peter said. “It’s not worth the price.”

Ben Lieberman, 28, a coffee shop manager from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was turned off after the first sip.

“It has a dirty taste to it,” Lieberman said. “It’s heavy. It’s like, ‘Dude you just crapped in my coffee.'”

…apparently New York’s crappiest cup of coffee is also its most expensive.

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Posted by on Aug 3 2010. Filed under Cat News, Pet News, Recipes, Shocking!. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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