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Cat ‘Crappaccino’ Coffee Fails to Impress at Tasting in Holland

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Kopi Luwak coffee is made from coffee berries which have been partially digested and excreted by a cat-like animal, the Asian palm civet.

The coffee was made famous in the movie, “The Bucket List”.

The $600/pound coffee was recently tasted in Holland.

JP’s Coffee and Espresso Bar in Holland hosted “The Great Kopi Luwak Tasting Challenge”.

Kopi Luwak Nusantara of Indonesia offered their selection at the tasting.

Seven judges tasted the $600/pound Kopi Luwak coffee in a blind testing with other less expensive brands. The Kopi Luwak received a rating of 76 out of 100, but a couple of $16/pound coffees did even better.

WZZM has more from the judges:

“It’s a very good coffee, but not worth $600 a pound.  If you bought it in a coffee shop, it would cost you $50 a cup,” said Andy Timko with Anodyne Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee.

“At $600 a pound, this is fools’ gold.  You are paying for the novelty of the coffee not the flavors,” added Johni Medeiros of Magnum Coffee Roasters in Nunica.

Learn more about “The Great Kopi Luwak Tasting Challenge”.

Would you try Kopi Luwak?

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