Another article on Kopi Luwak is floating around the internets. It’s just going to keep happening. The story of coffee via an animal’s digestive tract sells. The latest is from Claire O’Neill from The Salt, NPR’s food blog.
To her credit, she interviews some smart folks, brings up most of the negative aspects of the product (animal cruelty, poor quality, its overall lameness) and her takeaway is great:
At the end of the day, we all readily drank coffee from an animal’s feces.
There’s also an excellent comparison of the animal’s feces to an Oh, Henry candy bar. We think it probably looks more like a Baby Ruth, a la Caddyshack:
Kopi fucking luwak, you’re like a Batman villain, and no matter how many times we try to kill you, you just…will not…die.