What is Kopi Luwak?
Kopi Luwak is a special coffee. And not in a very good way. The Luwak is a cat-like rodent that eats coffee berries. And these are the berries used to make Kopi Luwak coffee. The berries, which have passed through the Luwak’s stomach, ferment in a way that almost removes the coffee’s acidic taste, leaving the coffee very round in flavour.
Some claim that Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee. But this is not correct. It is the Geisha variety that has the honour of being the most expensive.
Kopi Luwak is something quite different. Sorry. Kopi Luwak is more of a tourist gimmick, and is not part of the specialty coffee world. The animals are kept in small cages and force-fed coffee berries, and we at ØNSK take a strong stand against this way of making coffee.