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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.
The unique and flavorful coffee was praised by Jack Nicholson’s character in the movie ‘The Bucket List’. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) May 24, 2013
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 Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the Viverridae family. It is native to south-east Asia and southern China. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with mature fruit trees, fig trees and undisturbed vegetation. Most of its natural habitat is diminishing fast. The Asian Palm Civet is a nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It also has a...
The common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), or Asian Palm Civet, Musang (in Malaysia and Indonesia), Luak or Luwak, or Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae. It is native to South-east Asia and southern China. The common palm civet is a nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It has a fondness for palm flower sap, which when fermented becomes sweet liquor. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with...
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