Coffee beans harvested from dung

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by orbitz, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    9,900
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/world/asia/18civetcoffee.html?pagewanted=1&hpw


    Ok, who in the heck was the first person that saw coffeebean in a civet's dung and decided to harvest it and then brew it into coffee for human consumption? Who thinks of stuffs like that? :scream:
     
  2. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    2,505
    Makes me glad I'm a tea lover.
     
  3. MOIJTO

    MOIJTO Banned Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,173
    I heard this is really expensive stuff too. No thanks, I will drink day old coffee when desperate as I usually am on Sunday morning, husband is gone and he makes the best, but I will not have coffee with poop!
     
  4. JJH

    JJH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2005
    Messages:
    2,181
    Makes me glad I read Cleo Coyle's coffeehouse mystery series where the whole dung to deliciousness ick was discussed (or maybe, disgusted).

    Moral of the story-Folger's might be cheap, but at least it's not full of sh*t.
     
    slicekw and (deleted member) like this.
  5. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    25,886
    Well, I've had shitty cups of coffee before, but this takes the cake.
     
  6. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Messages:
    11,834
    There was a segment about it on Bizarre Foods. Very interesting. :lol:
     
  7. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    20,765
    Good question about who was the first person to try this. LOL!
     
  8. genegri

    genegri Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2006
    Messages:
    854
    I am still not fazed! Would love to give it a try just for the heck of it. I recently got addicted to Vietnamese coffee, thanks to a friend who was born in Laos.

    Somehow wine's making process disgusts me more. But that's another topic. :D
     
  9. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    9,900
    I wonder why there isn't a concern of E.Coli contamination when haversting the coffee bean this way.
     
  10. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2001
    Messages:
    29,500
    I would imagine the roasting process probably kills off any cooties...
     
  11. imperia

    imperia New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    i love more tea too, so no problem
     
  12. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    Messages:
    3,930
    There's cake too? :eek:
     
    Rex and (deleted member) like this.
  13. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2002
    Messages:
    12,412
    I know I'm going to be sorry for admitting this, but I'm a die-hard coffee ADDICT. I heard about this after seeing The Bucket List where they discuss it. (Yes, I know there's something really wrong with me when I see coffee poop and think, ummmm, I MUST try that! :lol: )

    It's pretty good, but not as good as the price suggests. And there's not really an aftertaste either, but, it doesn't IMO have as much strong, coffee tasting goodness as a nice dark Kenyan roast. Though I'd rather drink the indiluted civet droppings (or tea, same diff to me :p ) than EVER touch Folger's. Folger's is NASTY. :yikes:

    We eat all sorts of disgusting things. Have you seen what's on the menu at Kentucky Fried Chicken lately?
     
  14. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2002
    Messages:
    2,495
    Rex and (deleted member) like this.
  15. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,572
    A friend says she's seen civet coffee for $50 a cup here in SF. I would have huuuge problems spending that much on a cup of any liquid instead of using the money for a better cause.
     
  16. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    5,964
    Okay, if you've never read Dave Barry's "decaf Poopocino" essay -- written about the very "weasel doo doo" coffee this thread celebrates, you ought to do so.

    http://www.davebarry.com/gg/decaf.htm
     
  17. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    9,900
    Sure we put a lot of stuffs into out mouths with names that we can't pronounce but as far as I know, not one of of those unpronounceable things has come from animal's poop ... although the chance of one eating a McDonald hamburger with mice's poop in it is good :lol:.

    You seriously have to consider how did someone figure out that coffee bean from civet's poop makes great tasting coffee. Did a civit accidentally poop into his coffee one day? Did he suddenly notice how beautiful these poop encrusted beans looked on the forest floor that he had to pick it up, dusted the poop off the beans and then ... gulp ... tasted them?