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A uniquely flavoured exotic coffee from Indonesia. The coffee beans are not collected in the usual way, but are instead recovered from the feces of the Indonesian arboreal civet cat (Paradoxorous hermaphroditus). Because of fermentation in the animal's gut and possibly contact with the musky oil it sprays from its behind to deter predators, the resulting coffee has a flavour which has been described as "earthy", heavy-bodied", and "musty". Presumably due to the difficulty of collecting these beans, Kopi Luwak apparently sells for $100-200/pound.

Noder's note: Fortunately, I imagine the average Everything reader cannot afford Kopi Luwak, and we thus are spared the dilemma of wheither to sample something (however tasty) that has passed through another mammal's gastrointestinal tract.