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India Starts Producing World’s Most Expensive Coffee

Published on September 15, 2017
India has started producing the world's most expensive coffee.
It is called Civet coffee or the Luwark Coffee.
India Starts Producing World’s Most Expensive Coffee

About Civet Coffee

  • It is made from the poop of civet cat.
  • This cat is found in the Coorg district of Karnataka.
  • Civet cat eats the flesh of the coffee cherries and not the bean. 
  • Natural enzymes in the civet’s stomach enhance the bean flavour and that’s why this coffee is unique
  • It is expensive due to the uncommon method of its production.
  • It is produced from the coffee beans digested by the civet cat. 
  • The faeces are collected, processed and sold.
  • This coffee is considered to be more nutritious.
  • The high cost involved in sourcing the animal dropping, wastage during processing and quality certification.
  • It is highly consumed in Gulf Nations and Europe.
  • It is sold for Rs 20,000 to 25,000 per kg in abroad and 8000 per kg in India
  • Coorg Consolidated Commodities has started producing the luxury coffee on a small scale 
  • The coffee is being sold locally under the brand ‘Ainmane’. 
  • The company sources the animal poop from plantations located close to forest from where civet cats come to eat the ripest coffee bean cherries.

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