The only coffee of commerce today that is the product of
an animal’s digestive tract is Kopi Luak or Luwak from
Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is reported that
the yearly crop is about 80 LB total. It retails in the US
for about $18.50 oz. or $296.00 LB. and is available from
John Martinez & Son in Atlanta, GA.
According to the former head of the Indonesian national zoo,
as told to the Smithsonian’s rep. Kopi Luak is a fiction
with a great sales pitch.
In 2002 I recieved the following e-mail