We did in Bali! We drank the rarest coffee in the world and it didn’t taste like sh*t (pun intended), it was actually okay. We can’t say that we noticed a huge difference from other coffees that we have had but it was slightly different and we thought overall it was good. Whether it was worth the high price they charge for it or not would be a matter of personal preference…for us it wasn’t. We love our coffee and we really do enjoy a good cup of java so when the opportunity came to try this, we thought “what the hell, why not”. Of course we only tried it after they assured us that the beans went through a cleaning process!
For those of you that don’t know what Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee) is, it’s coffee beans that have been through the digestive system of an Asian Palm Civet, in essence civet poop coffee. I know, it turned us off initially too but then curiosity got the best of us and we had to try it. The process works like this; civets are quite picky eaters so they only eat the best and highest quality coffee berries, the beans are collected from the poop (yes really), then the beans are cleaned (hopefully very thoroughly), they are then roasted the same way a regular coffee bean is (hopefully roasting burns off anything undesirable remaining on the beans). Voila! You have a cup of the rarest coffee in the world – Kopi Luwak!
As a side note: genuine Kopi Luwak is not from civets kept in captivity although there are unscrupulous producers that are keeping civets captive. So before you rush out and buy some please check your source.