The Bantuan Coffee Foundation
Arabica Wild Kopi Luwak
|Roaster Location:||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||E 50.00/250 grams|
|Review Date:||December 2013|
Blind Assessment: Richly pungent. Sandalwood, apricot, dark chocolate, plum blossom, musk and chanterelle-like mushroom in aroma and savory-edged cup. Rich and plump though simple acidity; lightly smooth mouthfeel. Finish rounds in crisp sandalwood and chocolate.
Notes: A version of the famous Kopi Luwak, the world's most notorious coffee. The beans are harvested from the feces of a species of civet cat native to Sumatra that eats ripe coffee fruit. This particular version is represented as having been harvested entirely from the droppings of wild, rather than caged, civets. The Bantuan Coffee Foundation is a Netherlands-based organization dedicated to ending child slavery and trafficking in Indonesia. A minimum of 50% of the purchase price of this coffee supports projects dedicated to stopping that abuse. Visit
Who Should Drink It: True, Kopi Luwak is a novelty splurge, but if you want to splurge on a sensitively roasted version of this novelty with characteristically rounded acidity and authentically deep, fruity and musky/mushroomy aroma and flavor this version is a good choice, a choice that furthermore supports a good cause.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2013 tasting report: Holiday Blends and Gift Coffees