WILD FORAGED KOPI LUWAK SUMATRA ARABICA
~ We worked together with the World Animal Protection and UTZ Certified to take serious measures to ban the production of fake Kopi Luwak produced by civet cats kept in captivity ~
GENUINE WILD KOPI LUWAK
We believe in a sustainable way of collecting our wild animal coffee beans, preserving the natural habitat of the Luwak and original rare quality of the coffee bean.
The wild Luwak sniffs out only the very ripest coffee cherries, which it eats as part of its natural mixed diet. After chewing the fruity exterior of the coffee cherry, the Luwak swallows the bean whole. Enzymes within it’s stomach massage the beans, changing their overall protein structure. This process enhances the sweetness and brightness of the bean. By defecating it marks his territory and therefore often will come back to the same spot multiple times. The beans are passed undigested by the Luwaks and left for the farmers and collectors to find. These transformed beans, noticeably more fragile, are then carefully washed, dried and sorted.
|Sub-region :||Gayo Highlands; Bener Meriah, Berewang Dewal|
|Varietal :||Arabica , Central Aceh , Gayo 1 , Various including|
|Altitude :||1,100-1,500 meters (3,600-5,000 feet) above sea level|
|Method :||Wild Kopi Luwak Gayo Mountain Arabica from Certified farms only. Semi-washed|
|Harvest :||Trough out the whole year, peaks in top crop periods: March/April and September/October|
partly gnawed coffee cherries by the asian palm civet which is called ‘luwak’ in bahasa indonesia
The Luwak or Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus Hermaphrodaitus), also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae native to South-east Asia and southern China who is the responsible of the fame of the Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee.
Luwak is the Indonesian name given to the Asian Palm Civet. The major population of this animal habits the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago. “Civet” comes from the Arabic word “zabad”.
Our Wild Kopi Luwak Gayo is collected in the highlands of the Gayo Mountains on the beautiful island Sumatra. The Asian palm civet is a small, mottled grey and black viverrid weighing 2 to 5kg. It has a body length of about 53cm with a 48cm long tail. Its long, stocky body is covered with coarse, shaggy hair that is usually greyish in color. There is a white mask across the forehead, a small white patch under each eye, a white spot on each side of the nostrils, and a narrow dark line between the eyes. The muzzle, ears, lower legs, and distal half of the tail are black, with three rows of black markings on the body.
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