Kopi Luwak is one of the most unique and prized coffee varieties in the world.
The very exotic Kopi Luwak coffee bean comes from Indonesia and is derived from coffee eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Luwak is the Indonesian name for this small mammal). The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system of the civet and once 'delivered', the still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor and then thoroughly cleaned and processed like any other coffee.
The Luwak eats coffee cherries grown on trees and, after its digestive system breaks down the skin and pulp, the Luwak excretes what is known as the parchment. The coffee beans are removed carefully from the parchment one by one and then left to dry in the sun.
The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It proffers a strong, rich flavour with hints of caramel and chocolate. The body is almost syrupy and very smooth. Adding milk or sugar to this coffee is unnecessary as it competes with the beans natural sweetness, distinct flavours and aromas.
Fragrance / aroma: Fresh, nutty vanilla
Flavour: Strong roasted almond
Acidity: Medium soft
Body: Strong but gentle
Maturation from flowers to berry: 9 months
Production (kg / year): 500 kg
Optimal temperature: 13 to 28 degrees Celsius
Optimal rainfall: 100 to 3000 mm
Altitude: 1100 to 1300 (masl)
Soil type: Black soil / soil formed of young, fertile volcanic materials containing micro micro nutrients essential to plants
Country of orgin: Indonesia Production areas: Aceh - Takengon, Bener Meriah, Ungkup Sambul, Sukarame, Bias, Jagung, Sabun, Pondok kayu
Caffeine content: 0.8 to 1.4 %
Form of seeds: Flat with a clear midline
Character stew: Acid and chocolate
Method of harvest: Collected from plantation
Processing method: Nature
Screen size: 15-20
Moisture: Max 13%
Triage: Max 8 %
Defect value: 6-8
About the bean
What you can expectA creamy body, intense aroma, high acidity. Sweet. Caramel notes with a nutty finish. Complex and lovely.
About the bean
One of the very best Brazilian coffees on the market. Aromatic with a rich and velvety body and an underlay of fruit and nut.
Cultivar: Yellow Catuai / Mundo Novo
Altitude: 1,200 m
Flavour: Citrus, slight berry; rich and caramelized.
Certifications: Humaniterra Foundation, UTZ Certified, Aliment préparé au Québec.
Roasting recommendation: Medium to dark.
Beyond the cup
The Planalto Estate covers 350 acres of strictly preserved native forest and vegetation. Liquid wastes from coffee processing are recycled and treated. Coffee pulp is reused for its nutritional value.
Estate employees enjoy a full range of benefits, as well as salaries above the regional average. Worker safety is a priority.View full product details
About the bean
Strictly Soft (SS) | Fine Cup (FC)
The Swiss Water Process begins with pure water and ends with amazing coffee that is 99.9% caffeine free.
Brazilian beans with a 17/18 screen size tend to be a more consistent, higher quality offering without the pungent floral notes associated with smaller, less mature beans.
Fine Cup (FC) beans are a specialty grade coffee. Strictly Soft (SS) beans are grown at relatively low altitudes (under 4,000 ft).
Medium body, chocolate and nut notes. Good for both drip and espresso.View full product details
The highest grade of these famous Brazilian beans from the Cerrado region. A lively offering with a smooth, sweet taste.
Species: Coffee Arabica
Appearance: 17-18 Screen
Flavour: Smooth, sweet taste, good for espresso (lots of crema and body)
Roast: City to Full City. (Soft bean, will roast quickly).