Saturday, February 3, 2007

poop coffee

We all have those things we feel are "must try." Our friend Jessica told us of a small little coffee roaster in Minneapolis where they have the world's most expensive and exotic coffee: Kopi Luwak. It costs $420 per pound of beans or $10 for an 8 ounce cup. I would never pay $10 for a cup of coffee, but then I heard the story behind it all.

The coffee is grown in Indonesia. The fruit is eaten off the plant by a marcupial creature called a "luwak," then partially digested and the beans are harvested from it's feces and roasted. Whallah! Poop coffee.

The coffee was really smooth. The four of us shared a cup and then tried some of the other coffee. I had some Jamaican Blue Mountain that costs $59 a pound, but only $2 for a custom ground and brewed 12 ounce cup that I would take any day over my favorite starbucks bean. It was a great experience and a great place. If your in the Linden Hills area stop by Coffee & Tea ltd. for your own cup of poop coffee. Warning: Do not try harvesting coffee beans from your own feces.


Sarah said...

Mitch! We had a bunch of Jamaican Blue Mountain that we got in Negril...should have given it to you! Fun coffee experiences...poop coffee...let me know when you get close to death!

Tim Bastron said...

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