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Kopi Luwak - Is Your Expensive Coffee Real Or Fake?
2013-09-08 05:45:06

[ Watch the Video: The Straight Poop On Kopi Luwak ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’re going to pay $80 for a cup of coffee made out of poop, you want to be sure you’re getting the real deal. Thankfully, researchers have developed a way to authenticate Kopi Luwak, the unique brew created from the feces of a Southeast Asian creature known as the palm civet. Kopi Luwak, which is Indonesian for “civet coffee,” can fetch up to $150 to $200 per...

2013-05-24 23:18:55

The unique and flavorful coffee was praised by Jack Nicholson´s character in the movie ℠The Bucket List´. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Cluwak.com, a company that is devoted to offering its customers the unique and incredibly flavourful Kopi Luwak coffee, has just launched its brand new website. The history behind the new site is as fascinating as the coffee itself. When Edward Cole, played by Jack Nicholson, referred to Kopi Luwak as “the rarest beverage...

2013-05-24 12:25:05

The Unique and Flavorful Coffee was Praised by Jack Nicholson's Character in the Movie 'The Bucket List' MELBOURNE, Australia, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cluwak.com, a company that is devoted to offering its customers the unique and incredibly flavourful Kopi Luwak coffee, has just launched its brand new website. The history behind the new site is as fascinating as the coffee itself. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130524/CG20524) When Edward Cole, played by...

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2010-09-30 06:04:09

The small nocturnal Asian palm civet, a carnivore that is famous for excreting coffee beans that are used in gourmet blends and recipes, has been discovered by French scientists to actually be one of three species of civets. The scientists said Wednesday that the one species, known as Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, should actually be three, according to molecular testing at the Museum of National History in Paris. The species have developed separately in different habitats -- northeastern...

2009-08-14 06:06:22

Several rare species in Vietnam including the white-handed gibbon and tapir face extinction because of a growing appetite for wild meat, experts say. The protection and preservation of wildlife in Vietnam should become a priority, experts told an international conference in Ninh Binh Province's Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve, the Thanh Nien News reported. Dang Huy Huynh, chairman of the Vietnam Zoology Association, said in the past poaching of wildlife met the demand of those living in...

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2008-02-19 14:35:00

Scientists who have studied the genome of the virus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) say their comparisons to related viruses offer new evidence that the virus infecting humans originated in bats.The analysis tracing the viruses' paths through human and animal hosts counters assertions that SARS was eradicated in 2004 when thousands of palm civet cats in China were identified as the original source and killed in an effort to eliminate the risk of new outbreaks.According to...

2006-02-02 10:13:54

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A new study of Africa's most endangered carnivores has called for urgent action to save beasts such as the lion, cheetah and Ethiopian wolf from major threats to survival such as hunting and conflict with humans. Scientists say predators play key ecological roles at the top of the food chain and their presence or absence can say a lot about a habitat's health. But they are in frequent conflict with humans, preying on livestock and sometimes...

2005-10-04 10:41:10

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A species of bats in China might have been the source of the SARS epidemic in 2003, a Chinese health expert said on Tuesday, adding that the creatures probably passed it to civet cats, which then passed it to humans. Researchers in Hong Kong and China said last month that the horseshoe bat - a delicacy in southern Chinese cuisine and whose feces are used in traditional Chinese medicine - was a natural host of SARS-like viruses, meaning it could carry the bugs...

2005-10-04 06:47:19

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A species of bats in China might have been the source of the SARS epidemic in 2003, a Chinese health expert said on Tuesday, adding that the creatures probably passed it to civet cats, which then passed it to humans. Researchers in Hong Kong and China said last month that the horseshoe bat - a delicacy in southern Chinese cuisine and whose faeces are used in traditional Chinese medicine - was a natural host of SARS-like viruses, meaning it could carry the bugs...

2005-09-29 14:09:52

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many species of bats found across China are infected with viruses similar to the SARS virus, an international team of researchers reported on Thursday. Zhengli Shi of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and colleagues sampled more than 400 bats of various species across China and found up to 70 percent of some species showed evidence of infection with SARS-like viruses. This would support the idea that bats...


Latest Civet Reference Libraries

Large Indian Civet, Viverra zibetha
2013-06-07 14:01:12

The large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha) is species that can be found in Southeast Asia. Its range includes Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, northeast India, Laos, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It prefers a habitat within a variety of areas, including primary and secondary evergreen and deciduous forests. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,429 feet. It holds five recognized subspecies that occur throughout its range, and some experts assert that a sixth subspecies should be...

Malayan Civet, Viverra tangalunga
2013-06-07 13:21:50

The Malayan civet (Viverra tangalunga), also known as the oriental civet or the Malay civet, is a member of the Viverridae family which contains linsangs and genets. This civet can only be found on the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Bangka, the Philippines, the Rhio Archipelago, and the Malay Peninsula. It prefers a wide variety of habitats including forests, the outer areas of villages, and cultivated lands. It has been found at elevations up to 3,608 feet in Kelabit Upland in Sarawak and 2,952...

Golden Paradoxurus
2013-04-29 15:50:54

The golden paradoxurus (Paradoxurus aureus), also known as the golden wet-zone palm civet or the golden palm civet, is native to Sri Lanka. It prefers a habitat within damp forests, submontane forests, and possibly cloud forests located in the Knuckles Mountain Range, the Central Highlands, and Namunukula. Members of this species can be golden brown to reddish brown in color with no special markings, although the underbelly is pale in color. It was once classified with Paradoxurus...

Brown Palm Civet
2013-04-29 15:47:02

The brown palm civet (Paradoxurus jerdoni), also known as Jerdon's palm civet, is native to the Western Ghats in India. Its range is relatively small, extending from Castle Rock in Goa south to the Western Ghats in Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. The Sulawesi palm civet is sometimes referred to as the brown palm civet because it is brown, but it is a distinct species. The brown palm civet holds two recognized subspecies. The brown palm civet is around the same size as the common palm...

Golden Palm Civet, Paradoxurus zeylonensis
2012-12-10 12:00:05

The golden palm civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis) is a small mammal that can be found in Sri Lanka. Its range is fragmented into separate areas, including the Sinharaja Forest area, Uda Walawe National Park, and Wasgomuwa and Yala National Parks. It prefers a habitat in evergreen, monsoon, and lowland forests. The coat of this civet is dark brown to brownish gold in color. Although there is not much information about this species, it is thought to consume many things like insects, berries,...

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