The Making of The Most Expensive Coffee

The Civet Poops Gourmet Coffee

This is the maker of the world's most expensive coffee.
This mammal - Civet, is native to Africa and Asia, 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 it through, giving the beans a unique, bitter taste.

See how it is made .......
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.

These are not peanuts and nougat.

Civet poop before it's turned into the coffee.

Separating it and washing it.
Another step in production.

A worker displays the distinct, cleaned-off beans.

The very expensive end result.

Pictured: Coffee Alamid, one Philippine brand.

Because a very limited supply is produced each year, civit coffee can cost up to $600 per pound.