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“…Weasel coffee has been eaten and regurgitated by rare Vietnamese weasels! Honestly! As you can imagine, the weasels’ gastric goings-on radically alter the taste of the coffee and the result is a stronger, smoother, heady flavoured coffee that will appeal to serious connoisseurs of the mighty bean.”
Don’t worry if you are in need of a unique tea, they have you covered there as well with Monkey Picked Tea. Remarkably the English company reports:
“The monkey-picked leaves produce a pale, golden tea that’s so fragrant and delicious it’s best served without milk. Or sugar. Or biscuits. Or cake. The point being, drinking Monkey Tea should be viewed as an important spiritual event, not to be sullied by crass diversions.”
I think I’ll pass on the coffee, but the tea might be worth a try sometime. Of course neither of these is available from Firebox for delivery outside the U.K.
The local community press (Mystic River Press) had an article on a similar coffee from Indonesia that I can actually get locally–in fact the only place on the East Coast to get it is right in Groton (10 min away). Seaport Coffee Roasters has obtained 5kg of kopi luwak straight from Indonesia. Kopi luwak is an Indonesian version of mongoose–or in this case the palm civet, a member of the mongoose family–processed coffee. It will be available for sale starting this Monday. I know Joe roasts a beautiful coffee, and we have enjoyed his coffees since coming to the Mystic area in April. In the Mystic River Press article he calls kopi luwak caviar for coffee drinkers. I will let you know how it tastes!
I am also trying to get permision from Mytic River Press to post large excerpts or the entire story about kopi luwak coffee here. If anyone else knows of a store or resource for kopi luwak or any similar coffee from elsewhere please contact me.