Kopi Luwak Coffee comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well known for its excellent coffee. Also native to the area is a small civet-like animal called a Paradoxurus. The locals call them luwaks. These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy's stomach, it undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system, and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee. The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel or chocolate.
Other terms used to describe it are earthy, musty and exotic. The body is almost syrupy and it's very smooth.
Because of the rarity of this coffee, the price is quite outrageous. If you can find a vendor, the current cost for a pound of Kopi Luwak is around $150 or more. Some more adventurous coffee houses are selling it by the cup for $15 - $30, but you won't likely find it at your local coffee shop just yet. Is it really worth of the price? Why not? You are paying for the experience of enjoying such an unusual phenomenon.
The rare Luwak Coffee Beans as shown on the Oprah Winfrey show NOW are available with the gift boxes, handcrafted in the United States.
A: Our Luwak Coffee is the real kopi Luwak. We have a direct connection with the people who are handpicking the coffee beans, and our expert roasters manage to roast them to provide the consistency in its taste.
Q: Is there any import tax that would be applied on your coffee product?
A: We do not charge an extra amount for your shipment. If you are talking about the import duty in your country outside the United States, unfortunately we really don't have any control for that charge. Please understand that we are not responsible for any of the import taxes that may be applied in a foreign country. By the United States law, any legitimate business in America has to declare the exact value of the merchandise that the customer paid for.
Q: Will you accept phone orders?
A: We currently only accept direct orders at our online store at this time. If you prefer to place an order by phone, please just email us your draft order (with the item # and its quantity). We will schedule a phone call to follow up your indicated order within a week.
Q: Can you accomodate a rush order?
A: Yes, as long as we have the item in stock. Please place a request note on your order. Your note should indicate when you would like your order to arrive. By doing it this way, we can assure that you will get the FRESH roasted coffee beans right before shipment.