In looking for news items to post on WinnsboroToday.com, this morning, I ran across this from Fex News:
” Indonesia’s top Islamic body declared Tuesday that Muslims can drink civet coffee — the world’s most expensive coffee, which is extracted from the dung of civet cats.
A preacher recently suggested the beverage might not be “halal” — or religiously approved — because its unusual provenance makes it unclean. But after a long discussion Tuesday, the influential Indonesian Ulema Council said that the coffee, known locally as Kopi Luwak, could be consumed as long as the beans were washed.
Kopi Luwak, which takes it name from the Indonesian word for civets, is made from hard beans that have been eaten by the nocturnal critters and then fermented in their stomachs before being pooped out and roasted. Civet cats are mongoose-like animals.
It’s highly prized for its smooth flavor and bitterless aftertaste, sometimes fetching well over $200 a pound.”
I thought I had read it wrong when I saw the coffee is made from cat poop. While I am quite a cat lover, I draw the line at drinking something made from their poop. Or any other animal’s poop for that matter.
What about you? Would you try it?