Coffee Plantation Itinerary

In Our itinerary program, we also stop at a coffee plantations, where you ale to sample local blends. These included the prized Coffee Luwak, or beans that have been eaten by the civet cat, not-really-digested, then pooped out, collected up, cleaned, roasted and ground for our drinking pleasure.

Coffee Plantation itinerary - Bali Bike Cycling Tour

Kopi luwak or civet coffee is a coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract.

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A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet's intestines the beans are then defecated, keeping their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness, widely noted as the most expensive coffee in the world.

Have you tried this coffee before? Is it worth paying top dollar for it?

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Luwak which age's 4 month is tempted by some red coffee beans at the BALI PULINA Coffee plantation in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. The Luwak is an Asian palm civet, which looks like a cross between a cat and a ferret.

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