Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Coffee Alamid: World's Most Expensive Coffee

Philippine's Civet Coffee - Coffee Alamid
A few weeks back, my dad and couple of his friends went to Batangas to check on a particular coffee farm. Days later, I found this tin can of coffee which dad will bring off to Qatar. I've said many times in this blog that I'm a self-confessed coffee drinker. As excited as I am to see a can of coffee alamid, I was also disappointed I wouldn't be able to taste the world's most expensive coffee for now. The above photo, a small 50grams of coffee alamid is worth $70, that's a big Php3,000+

Coffee Alamid is  Philippine Civet Coffee from wild civet droppings on the different forest floors of Philippine mountains. The Paradoxorus Philippinensis is a civet which belongs to the mongoose family - a nocturnal animal which uses its nose to choose the ripest and sweetest coffee cherries and relentlessly eats them during coffee season. Gathered very early in the morning usually before the sun rises, the forest dwellers climb the mountain and pick the civet droppings on the forest floors. On a good day, a gatherer can collect one kilo of civet droppings. Coffee Alamid is a blend of the Philippine's finest Arabica, Liberica and Exelsa beans. When roasted, it exudes an almost musical, fruity aroma. It has a strong, sweet, dark chocolatey taste that is perfect for that morning kick or high power meetings. Definitely a clean cup. -

Coffee Alamid from Batangas
Kopi luwak, civet coffee or coffee alamid - I will look forward to get a taste of this unfamiliar but extraordinary coffee and hopefully find myself investing on it someday. 

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