Not by any Beans
The world’s tastiest, and priciest, coffee
You’ve probably heard of Kopi Luwak, a type of coffee made from beans that have been plucked from a Sumatran civet’s faeces. It’s a delicacy because the shy cat-like creature can’t actually digest the beans but its digestive enzymes change the coffee’s protein structure, remove some of its acidity, and help make for a smoother cuppa. Unfortunately the burgeoning popularity of this coffee combined with its very high price has led to an increase in fake products, as well as some horrifyingly cruel production methods. But there’s now a single supplier, Rarefied (founded in 2009 by a then 36-yearold British former Goldman Sachs banker) producing a certifiably wild and sustainable fair-trade kopi luwak. It’s called Sijahtra and it’s sold in Harrod’s for 255 USD per 100g.