Poop, there it is: New test for exoti...

Poop, there it is: New test for exotic civet coffee

There are 3 comments on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Sep 7, 2013, titled Poop, there it is: New test for exotic civet coffee. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

Some coffee drinkers pooh-pooh the exotic and expensive coffee that comes from the Asian palm civet's poop, but it has become a tempting target for fraud.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Level 3

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Sep 9, 2013
Nice article.

It is missing something however.

It has not enabled the distinction between civet & human picking & eating berries & harvesting them from the poop, the human making the fake civet coffee however must remember not to chew(!).

This however is an excellent way to ensure that civet picked beans rather than handpicked coffee beans (normal coffee) ends up in the civet coffee bag.

There may also be a distinction between civet & the cheaper weasel coffee based on the metabolites produced. Proper weasel coffee however is almost carbonised and rather sour which makes it easily distinguishable.

Have a nice day: Ag

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Chicago, IL

#2 Sep 9, 2013
When all is said and dung, I'd just a regular cup of coffee.

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#3 Sep 9, 2013
Blech!!!! "Honey, this coffee tastes like chit!!!"

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