Friday, July 20, 2007
For Those of You Who Are Skeptical
Here is a link to an LATimes article that confirms claims of a coffee whose beans are selected first by wild civets (cat-like mammals), who eat the beans. The processed beans are reclaimed from the civets' solid waste...the resulting beans sell for $600/pound. Apparently, the civet's digestive tract removes some of the chemicals that make coffee bitter and harsh. However, the process also removes some of the caffeine.