India, Asia’s third-largest producer and exporter of coffee, has started producing the world’s most expensive coffee, made from the poop of civet cat, on a small scale in Coorg district of Karnataka.
The Civet coffee also called as Luwark coffee, is expensive because of an uncommon method of producing such a coffee.
It is produced from the coffee beans digested by the civet cat. The faeces of this cat are collected, processed and sold.
It is highly priced because it is claimed to be more nutritious and high cost involved in sourcing the animal dropping, wastage during processing and quality certification.
Civet coffee, a drink of elite consumed widely in the Gulf nations and Europe, is sold for Rs20,000-25,000/kg abroad.