According to the article, the civets are taken from the wild and have to endure horrific conditions. They fight to stay together but they are separated and have to bear a very poor diet in very small cages. Farmers fed them with coffee bean, with their ‘duty’ to digest the bean and defect it into feces.
The right way to produce Kopi Luwak
The question is, must the production of Kopi Luwak through that humiliating process? Must the production grasp the viability of civets’ life?
The answer is, no! It must not to be that way. We must care about animals’ welfare, as we love Kopi Luwak. There is far better way to produce Kopi Luwak that also guarantees well being of civets’ life.
In fact there are some coffee producer that choose to keep civets in cage in order to defect feces that contain fermented coffee bean that resulted from digestive system. But we choose the other way. The right process.
The right process is when farmers gathered coffee beans from feces of civets that wildly live, without being caged. Yes, it requires more efforts, yes it more costly– but the nice thing is that we contribute to maintain the civet’s welfare.
Distinctive, bold taste of Kopi Luwak that originated from wild civet
Besides that fact, the taste of Kopi Luwak that resulted from wild civet is more premium and delicious than Kopi Luwak that resulted from caged civet. It is related due to the stress level of wild civet that far lower than caged civet. Stress level influences digestion process of coffee bean in civet’s stomach. Digestion process of wild civet produces more tasty and high-quality coffee bean.
So, are you interested for tasting the sip of Kopi Luwak, while reserving animal’s welfare? We can do both.