Luwak is a Javanese pronunciation means Civet, the catlike wild animal. Since 300 hundred years ago, Dutch brought the coffee beans and plants from India and started to cultivate at Java island, Indonesia. Meanwhile there already live in nature the wild Luwak animal at these highland forest, beside searching for high protein food at such habitat, they also love to eat farmer’s poultry and sweet mature fruits, especiallty new planted coffee cherries. The farmer consider these wild Luwak as annoying pests.
Fortunately wild Luwak cannot digest the coffee seeds completely, they only pulp the skin, swallowed and digest the fruit layer, the remains poop out still in form of beans.
During the colonial era, the farmer must handover all the coffee to the Dutch government, upon time, exist farmer collect few dropping from the floor, process and roast to consume, they discover that the the Luwak process coffee have an extraordinary flavor. Hence the Kopi Luwak legend started, This perfect cup also call “civilian and aristocrat” coffee.