A coffee brewer in Oregon is offering to pass coffee beans through his digestive system creating what could only be described as a truly dark blend.
Inspired by the animal-passed brew called kopi luwak, which can sell for as much as $600 a pound due to a boost in flavor, the seller in Portland is offering to copy the same process for only $30 a pound.
“I’m 47, healthy, and will guarantee you’ll like my kopi luwak style coffees,” the ad since removed on Craigslist reads.
Naturally passed through the digestive track of palm civets, a cousin of the mongoose, the coffee beans are retrieved from their waste are said to receive an extra flavor from its body’s enzymes.
Supplying a photo with the ad, pieces of digested coffee beans are seen, though presumably by a palm civet.
“I will be able to harvest only a couple of pounds of this special kind of coffee so act now before it’s too late,” the ad warns for interested buyers.
“Fecal specimens available for inspections upon request,” it added.
FULL CRAIGSLIST AD:
“I’m a home roaster and I’m noticing in the newspaper that animal poop coffee is really popular and expensive.
“I’ve been growing yellow bourbon arabica in my greenhouse for a couple years and it’s finally starting to produce quality cherry. I will personally ingest this cherry and mimic the <<kopi luwak>> progress. I will roast this coffee so that it’s ready to brew, in time for the holidays.
“I will be able to harvest only a couple of pounds of this special kind of coffee so act now before it’s too late.
“I’m 47, healthy, and will guarantee you’ll like my kopi hopi luwak style coffees.”