Would You Drink 'Cat-Poo-Cino'?
We're coffee junkies here at HotelChatter but we may have some hesitation about this latest caffeine offering at the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali in Jimbaran Bay. The hotel's Dava restaurant is serving a rare delicacy, Kopi Luwa, which translated into English means Civet Coffee, which translated into layperson's terms means, Cat-poo-cino.
The coffee beans used to make this drink come from coffee berries," which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet and passed through its stomach intact, before being defecated whole and collected by farmers. Sounds gross fersure but the beans/berries have been thoroughly washed, sun-dried, lightly roasted and then brewed before getting poured into your cup. Supposedly, the coffee is less bitter than your local Starbucks jolt.
But the beans are very pricey, selling up for $1,000 per kilogram. At Dava, a single serving of Cat-poo-cino will cost 400,000 Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) or about $46.30 USD. The drink is brewed at your table and served on a silver tray.
So would we drink Cat-poo-cino? Heck yes! Provided someone can pay for our trip to Bali. Thxvmuch!