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Kopi Luwak

Today I had my first cup of Kopi Luwak ever. This is an exotic variety of coffee, and as I am always open to try exotic flavors, I gave it a go.

English: Piti luwak.
English: Piti luwak. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Due to price and availability, I do not think that it will become my daily fare.

The aroma of the coffee was sweet, with a touch of fruit.

The first impression upon tasting this coffee was one of high acidity, maybe even sourness. Maybe I was not expecting what was in my cup.  On my second sip came different sensations. This coffee was complex, with only a very little of bitterness that was overpowered by a sweet, nutty and fruity drink with a very good body to it. A small hint of wood with a good aftertaste that lasted for more than my  walk back home.

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Thirty minutes after I finished my coffee, I still have a pleasant aftertaste on the tip and sides of my tongue. A subtle sweetness if you will.

For me is tastes better than Jamaica Blue Mountain, that in my humble opinion is a coffee with little body and character that does not live up to expectations. And both coffees are really more hype than anything else.

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The Kopi Luwak I tasted was a good coffee, but not a great coffee, and certainly not worthy of becoming my daily drink or yours. And it does not justify the price tag.

I assure you it will not replace my daily Illy or my ordinary cup of plain coffee made with some Mexican, Costa Rican or Colombian coffee.

See you next time.

Author:

Family man, gamer, neurosurgeon, "Born Again 6.9 Atheist" and of course, Coffee aficionado

13 thoughts on “Kopi Luwak

  1. I drink a kopiluwak coffee: Café Saula and even though its very expensive (250g = 5.25€) I won’t drink anything else. I think that besides the flavour (and I don’t even brush my teeth afterwards b-c i love the aftertaste) I’ve found its the only coffee that doesn’t give me the jitters. Maybe its the fermentation process the bean goes through, but I love drinking a warm bodied coffee and not feeling like i’m having a panic attack afterwards.

      1. Where I live there are no stores that sell the coffee beans. They only sell the drink, so one cup goes for about 12€. It goes without saying that it will not become my everyday coffee.

      2. ok, so after some investigation i realized that i was misinformed and the coffee i drank wasn’t kopi luwak. if it had been, it’d cost me 65€ for 150g. so, now i have something to save up for jiji

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