The Philippines' taste for civet coffee
The Philippines has recently discovered it produces one of the world's most expensive and coveted kinds of coffee. But it comes from an unusual source - the droppings of a nocturnal, cat-like animal called the palm civet. Civets, related to the mongoose, are usually seen as pests in the Philippines and hunted for their meat. But their droppings are worth their weight in gold. Known locally as alamid, civets are carnivorous but they also have a taste for the sweet, red coffee cherries that contain the beans.
The beans pass through the civet whole after fermenting in the stomach and that's what gives the coffee its unique taste and aroma.
"It goes through some kind of natural processing which you can see from the roasted beans. It's more oily, there's more aroma and it's such a good taste that you can get value for money even if the cost is so high."
Civet coffee is one of the world's most expensive. In the Philippines, only 500 kg are produced a year and the roasted beans sell for more than $115 a kilogram.
WTF? You know what gives it that special taste and aroma? FECES, you crazy assholes. It's the equivalent of picking the corn out of my shit and eating it, you derranged wankers. I just know it's only a matter of time before someone decides to try this with their housecat, but cutting right to the chase. Why not just pick up your cat and latch your lips to its puckered asshole and just slurp up the gravy right from the tap?