Friday, July 18, 2008

Coffee High?

How far would you go for that caffeine shot?

Today as I was doing my routine "drop" with entrecard, I came across a blog that wrote about the famous, world's most expensive coffee harvested from civet droppings - the coffee Alamid. I couldn't help but smile and chuckle a bit even as I was alone here in the room earlier. Well, primarily because I had gone as far as actually drinking one of those just to satisfy the "gourmet" status that I had bestowed upon myself. Not that I was curious but just because I was self-compelled and self-driven to give it a shot. Duhhh...

I had first heard of the coffee in one of the Agricultural exhibits at the Mega Mall Trade Hall. However, the advertisement had this big pic of a civet and, my curiousity all struggling to get loose, I read one of those tiny leaflets that the smiling lady had handed me. Of course at that time I was too coward to even go near the booth for fear that my curiousity would overpower the nurse in me. But no, I did not take a sip then.

During one of our trips to the Bag of Beans in Tagaytay though my curiousity finally took the better of me and yes, as I confessed earlier, I took that very first sip of that hot, aromatic brownish-blackish beverage served before me during a really wet, and cold day. And how will this article end but on a happy note - yes, I did like that sip and had finished the whole cup. And with a smile I dare say, "That's a great cup 'a coffee!"


bertN said...

There's a place in Santa Monica that serves "civet cat crap coffee" AKA kopi luwak but the price per cup is very stiff - $65 per cup!

There's no way I'll pay $65 for a cup of coffee unless there's a gun pointed at my head LOL.

MJ said...

First time I've heard of Coffee Alamid, I thought it was a joke.

It wasn't. But they say it tastes good.


I would never try it though.

jakill said...

I've never heard of this before. It sounds yukky. I'm glad you enjoyed your coffee. You deserved it because that was a brave thing to do.

jane said...

Hi Bert. Well, I heard that in other places the Alamid coffee is actually they call Kopi Luwak. I'd dare not buy something that pricey specially one that comes from an animal's "tail end". It's cheaper here.

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