Animal poop coffees are becoming increasingly popular in the last few years. Below is a list of some of the weird poop coffees:
Kopi Luwak – Civet poop coffee – One of the most expensive coffees in the world
Luwak, the civet cat from Indonesia picks and eats the ripest and sweetest berries from the coffee plantations. They excrete the seeds which are then cleaned and roasted to produce the most expensive coffee in the world. Read more about it here.
Black Ivory coffee – Elephant poop coffee- Second most expensive coffee in the world
This specialty coffee is being produced in Thailand. An entrepreneur from Canada decided to use the cat poop idea and create elephant poop coffee. At $70 a cup, elephant poop coffee is one of world’s most expensive coffee. Click here to read more.
Jacu Bird coffee – Brazilian bird poop coffee
We have heard about animal poop coffees, but this one is unique. It comes from bird droppings of Jacu bird, an endangered pheasant-like bird that feasts on the red mocha and yellow bourbon berries. The bird poop is then picked and cleaned to produce bird poop coffee. Find out more here.
Monkey poop coffee – Monkey parchment coffee
Unlike the other poop coffees listed above, this one doesn’t really come from animal droppings. The Rhesus monkeys are smart enough to not eat the coffee seeds. They chew on the berries and then spit out the seeds which are then collected, washed, dried and then roasted to produce monkey poop or commonly knows as monkey parchment coffee. Read more here.