Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vogue-U Potion - Join me for coffee, anyone??

Praise to Allah, the Almighty and the Most Merciful

Mak Pah received an email from my friend yesterday. Being busy, I only managed to read in the afternoon. Hmmm and was wondering what is so authentic about this Kopi Luwak. At first I thought it's an Indonesian word with the same meaning in Malay as "luak"... meaning "decrease in quantity"..... but it turned out to be a name for an animal called civet. Yes, it's an animal that is the source of making this expensive coffee and they even have a website to promote the product... http://www.kopiluwak.org/. Haha.... out of curiousity Mak Pah read further to get info on what is so great about this coffee.

Say Hello to the Civet: The Maker of this expensive coffee

This mammal, native to Africa and Asia, is responsible for pooping out the world's most expensive coffee, called Kopi Luwak. Civets are fed coffee cherries, and during digestion the animal's enzymes mix with the coffee beans before they pass through (poop), giving the beans a unique, bitter taste. See how it all happens...

The Cherries Are Chosen: A farmer in East Java, Indonesia , picks coffee cherries to feed the civets

A Whole Team at Work: Hand-Picking the Cherries

The Civet Approaches...

...Gets Ready to Dig In... ...And Is Joined by Friends for Dinner

Gathering the Dung With Gloves... In East Java , workers use gloves to clear the results of the feast.

That Ain't Peanuts and Nougat. Civet poop before it's turned into the coffee.

Separating It and Washing It Off

Another Step in Production

A worker displays the distinct, cleaned-off beans

The Very Expensive End Result Pictured: the above is Coffee Alamid, a Philippine brand. Because of a very limited supply is produced each year, civet coffee can cost up to $600 per pound.

Hmmmm.... imagine getting a human eating the coffee cherries and poop them out and then reprocess into Kopi Orang..... oh no!!!! Well the above is for info and it's up to individual I guess to evaluate.

Lots of Luv..... Mak Pah.

credit to my friend, Raslina....


♥cybermummy♥ said...

eee yewww!!! disgusting kan . Tak sanggup nak minum kopi tu . Macam terbau2 je poop tu .. uweekk!!!

PearL said...

oh yes..i learn about this process and the coffee watching the movie THE BUCKET LIST. Si Jack Nicolson suka minum this coffee dalam cerita tu..hahahahaha. I thought it was a spoof..but really betul betul from this civet poo...betul punya pekat lah coffee ni ye..


PS : sorry semalam MC from blogging..Maaf ye..

rasp said...

OMG! eeeuuuwwww! agak geli lah sis dah tau pasal coffee nie...hehehehee and oso pelik tul proses dia kan :)

Mak Pah Vogue said...

cybermummy - mmg tak boleh tertelan ya...

pearl - oooo do take care dear.... drink lots of plain water k... avoid coffee.... hehe

rasp - I pun agak terperanjat bila membaca... dan terbayang-bayangkan najisnya.... eeeee tak boleh tahan mcm nak termuntah!!!