Monday, January 30, 2006

Sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know

Thanks to Neill, I now must ponder the sources of my coffee. Remember that scene in the second Austin Powers movie where Austin drinks a cup of ca ca and says "Basil this coffee smells like shit". ? Well now's your chance to have the same experience. It seems coffee connoisseurs are out looking for the very rare Kopi Luwak bean. It's rare because the bean is first eaten by a Sumatran animal who then shits out the bean. Gleaners then find the beans in the stool and sell it for up to $300 a pound. Here you can get a bag for the low, low price of $175 (via accidental hedonist).


Lady Yuki Shizuka said...

I'd imagine that the small animals get a caffeine high after eating so much of the kopi luwak berries ;) I wonder how strong it is compared to normal coffee (say, nescafe expresso)?

Tripp said...

Apparently the flavor is differnet, not sure about the strength though.