From New Scientist blog.Not exactly the cat's whiskers in coffee How do you like your coffee? Caramely, chocolaty, earthy, musty, luxuriously expensive - oh, and passed by an Indonesian jungle cat, perhaps? Yes, for £21 ($42) a cup, you too can enjoy coffee made from cat poo. The coffee, which is marketed as "the world's rarest and most exclusive coffee" is making quite a splash in Australia, where one taster said: "This is the kind of coffee you renounce your religion and sell your child for."The beans have a market value of £500 ($1000) a kilo and are collected by hand from the forest floor after being digested and excreted by luwaks, Indonesian civet cats. Of course, New Scientist hangs out at the most fashionable bars and is always the first to reveal the latest lifestyle trend - we investigated the beverage back in 2004, and concluded that it's probably not worth the price, especially as around half of luwak coffee is fake.Still, I'm happy to offer coffee lovers an even more exclusive brew - coffee as passed by my own two London cats. A mere snip at, let's say, £15 a cup?
For You Coffee Junkies
How strange.. I came across these today. LOVELY!! cat coffee! weasel coffee monkey-picked tea insect candy.. scorpian candy
When I was in New Delhi for some ridiculous confrence, I had the cat coffee and Monkey coffee, it actually isn't that bad for rotfl
I tried it...it's not bad. Kinda more mellow as the acids are mostly removed by the time the beans "come out the other end". But worth the money? No way.
Many years ago, nutmeg used to be the spice of choice. It was very expensive and difficult to get. Now that everyone can get it it's no longer hailed as the most wonderful spice in the world. Bottom line: rich folks will always make a big deal out of something they can indulge in (and others can't) regardless of whether or not there's any real value to it. It's a way of saying "I've got money and/or contacts you don't." As soon as everyone else can get it they have to go out and find something else even more rediculous as the first thing no longer serves its true purpose. They'll stop making a big deal out of this "poop-coffee" as soon as they find a way to make it more available and more affordable.