Kopi Luwak, or civet coffee, is partially digested coffee that has been eaten and digested by an Asian Palm Civet; often called civet cat coffee…
It is a slightly disturbing delicacy based out of Indonesia, and the pre-digested, partially fermented coffee beans have been known to sell for more than USD $2,000 dollars a pound!
But there is good news for ethical coffee aficionados with a slightly tighter budget.
In July 2015, Camille Delebecque launched Cultured Coffee, the next coffee delicacy, through a Kickstarter campaign where he successfully raised over USD$50,000 towards putting his unique product on the market.
Cultured coffee is a uniquely fermented whole-bean coffee product that has been described by many as a better alternative to kopi luwak.
Fermentation is a process that has been practiced worldwide for thousands of years. It offers better, more delicious food products including cheese, wine, and even beer.
Fermented coffee has been around for many years, however, the fermentation process is often questionable at best.
Typically, coffee beans are left fermenting in water, which can lead to bad, uncontrolled bacterial growth and a bitter flavor. Not this preparation method.
Cultured coffee is a unique product that has gone through two incredible fermentation processes in a natural, controlled environment.
The fermentation process leaves you with a truly one-of-a-kind flavor. The taste provides very little bitterness with abundant notes of fruit, floral flavors, and chocolate undertones.
If you are a coffee connoisseur that can’t wait to get your hands on your own bag of Cultured Coffee, you can order bags and bottles of coffee beans in varying sizes, directly through Delebecque’s website>>>
If you are looking for a refreshing alternative to a typical cup of coffee, Cultured Coffee could be a great option for you!